West Richland house fire caused about $400K in damage

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. – A Sunday morning house fire in West Richland resulted in about $400,000 in damage, according to Chief Bill Whealan with Benton County Fire District 4.

Investigators said the fire appears to have started in a bedroom at 4516 Everett Street near Bombing Range Road before 11 a.m. The home was a total loss.

Two of the three residents who were home when the fire started got out safely. The three family dogs also escaped without injury.

On Monday, Chief Whealan said the home was about a $300,000 loss and its contents totaled about $100,000 in losses.

The cause of the fire was unable to be determined because of the extensive damage.

Firefighters from the City of Richland, Benton County fire districts 1, 2 and 4 and Franklin County Fire District 3 were all on scene.