Yakima fire crews respond to suspicious Grandview mobile home fire
YAKIMA, Wash. — A fire crew from the Yakima County Fire Protection District No. 5 responded to a double-wide mobile trailer home in a remote location after it mysteriously ignited in the early morning on Friday.
According to a release issued by District 5 fire officials, crews responded to the scene of 471 Hickory Rd in Grandview around 4 a.m. on April 30.
When the first fire crew arrived, they confirmed that roughly 60 percent of the mobile home was engulfed in flames. First responders deduced that the fire had begun on the outside of the structure, which posed some questions about the source of the fire. They confirmed that there weren’t any personal items found inside the structure, which appeared abandoned at the time.
By the time the first fire engine arrived on-location, the mobile home was completely engulfed in flames. By that point, fire crews decided that it would be safer to let the fire run its course due to limited water access and “limited man power.”
Fire crews surrounded the burn zone to ensure public safety would be upheld. The sudden and remote nature of the fire posed some serious questions for the Yakima County Fire Protection District No. 5 team. Ultimately, they turned jurisdiction over to the Yakima County Sherriff’s Office and the Fire Marshal’s Office.
The structure was considered a total loss with estimated damages of $15,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by local agencies.
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