Five people have been displaced from their home after house fire in Wapato Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters were called out to a home at 411 West Wapato Road around noon for reports of a fire on the back porch. One person was inside at the time and evacuated the home safely. When crews arrived, half the home was already in flames and was threatening a neighboring residence about 30 feet away, according to Yakima County Fire District 5.
The fire had damaged the floor and entered the attic, making it unsafe for firefighters to enter the building. They immediately began protection efforts for the neighboring home, containing the damage to one broken window and some paint damage.
The fire caused roughly $100,000 in damage to the original home. The damage was contained to the porch and attic toward the back of the building. There was also significant smoke and heat damage throughout the home, but it was not considered a total loss because, said Fire Capt. Dave Martin.