Yakima house fire leaves family of 5 without a home
YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima family of five was displaced by a house fire early Wednesday morning.
The family, including two children, were asleep when the fire started at the home near South 4th Avenue and St. Helens Street. They were awakened by the sound of the fire alarm.
At about 5:30 a.m., the Yakima Fire Department arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the second floor home. The family evacuated without significant injury and authorities were able to focus on putting out the fire.
The children were treated for smoke inhalation on scene.
Due to the age and layout of the home, which underwent many remodels over the years, fire department spokesman Jeff Pfaff said, “This was a difficult and stubborn fire to extinguish.”
The fire caused significant damage but it’s unclear if the home is a total loss.
The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.