Firefighters worked through the morning to put out old grain mill fire in Granger

Firefighters worked through the morning to put out old grain mill fire in Granger

Firefighters worked through the early hours Tuesday to make sure the fire at an old grain mill in Granger was completely out.

The City of Granger Fire Department responded to the four-story building fire near Second and Liberty avenues at around 9 p.m. Monday. The former feed mill owned by Mark Arstein LLC was a total loss.

According to the City of Granger Fire Department, first arriving units found the wood frame commercial structure with heavy fire involvement throughout the ground floor. Mutual aid was requested from 5 different fire departments.

According to firefighters, a defensive attack was established with arriving ladder trucks. Yakima Fire District #5 said the fire was knocked down and an offensive interior fire attack was attempted. Interior fire crews found dangerous building and fire conditions with partial structure collapse and falling debris.

Granger Fire Department said interior crews were removed and after talking to the building owner it was decided to let the structure burn in a controlled manner overnight.

The fire scene was monitored throughout the night to ensure there was no fire spread. Units cleared the scene at around 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The structure was a former feed mill that had not been in regular use for over 10 years.