Yakima Fire Dept. investigating fire at St. Michaels Church on E. Yakima & S. Naches Ave

Yakima fire crews responded to reports of a fire at Saint Michaels Church on South Naches Ave. around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators report the fire was small in size and located outside the church with smoke moving into the sanctuary.

Initial investigation suggests that someone may have been sleeping in an outside stairwell where the fire is believed to have started.

ATF is on the scene investigating the cause of the fire.

Yakima Fire Dept. investigating fire at St. Michaels Church on E. Yakima & S. Naches Ave

This is a developing story.