Brush fire jumps Yakima river, requires large response

YAKIMA, Wash. — A brush fire broke out off I-82 in Yakima Wednesday evening, Sept. 7.  

According to a Facebook post from Yakima Firefighters IAFF Local 469, a large fire that started on the west side of the river near Target jumped the river. This required East Valley to respond

Officials haven’t said what caused the fire, but did say it was “easily avoidable.”  

The post by Yakima Firefighters IAFF Local 469 said fires like this require mass amounts of resources, leaving the city vulnerable to other events.  

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