Yakima Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating after body found in brush fire

Yakima County Sheriff's Office investigates death

YAKIMA CO., Wash. — The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man after the Naches Fire Department battled a brush fire near US 12 on White Pass and located his body.

The Naches Fire Department responded to the fire Monday night around 6:15 p.m.

After locating the deceased man, the fire department contacted the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office to investigate.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s identity could not be determined due to significant burns sustained in the fire.

Officials say the man is around five feet five inches tall, and weighs approximately 17o pounds.

Both the cause of the fire and the man’s death are unknown at this time.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.