Coroner identifies Yakima woman who died in Tuesday’s mobile home fire

Coroner identifies Yakima woman who died in Tuesday’s mobile home fire

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima woman who died in Tuesday’s mobile home on East Alder Street has been identified as 57-year-old Renee Leighty.

Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said Leighty died from smoke inhalation, according to an autopsy.

Leighty was killed in a fire that broke out at a home on Alder Street near Fair Avenue on Tuesday around 4 p.m. Firefighters arrived to flames and heavy smoke throughout the inside of the home.

When they learned a person was inside, they rushed in and found Leighty unconscious in the living room. She was not breathing.

Firefighters pulled her out and began performing CPR. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Her family has been notified.

Officials said several cats and dogs perished in the fire.

The home was significantly damaged with an estimated dollar loss of $30,000.

The cause of the fire has not been released.

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