Yakima motor home fire claims one life; authorities will investigate

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Crews responded to a motor home fire near Fruitland shortly after midnight on Thursday. According to the Yakima Fire Department, one person perished in the fire.

Local authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. Fire crews responded to the 1600-block of Fruitvale Blvd at 12:04 a.m. on May 27 involving a motor home. When they arrived, firefighters discovered that the flames spread to adjacent homes in the area.

They quickly extinguished these fires nearby fires, saving other residences from sustaining serious damage.

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However, the motor home was fully engulfed by the flames and the Yakima Fire Department deemed it a total loss. Their search then revealed that one person lost their life in the fire.

Authorities say that the occupant of the motor home was a 56-year-old woman who they believe to be the victim. However, they are awaiting confirmation from the Yakima County Coroner. Both the Coroner and the Yakima Police Department are currently investigating the cause of the victim’s death.

This is a developing news story. An update or a new article will be issued if/when more information is announced to the public.


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