Fire in Yakima displaces eight, causes an estimated $100,000 in damage

  • Source: Yakima Herald-Republic
  • Published: 01/07/2019 09:51 AM

Bail was set at $25,000 for a man accused of setting a fire that caused $100,000 in damage and displaced seven people Sunday night. Firefighters were called to 503 S. Naches Ave. around 5 p.m. for a fire in a house that been converted into a fourplex apartment building, according to a news release issued by Yakima Fire Shift Commander Jennifer Norton. They found fire coming from one of the upstairs units with smoke throughout the upper floor. He refused to come down, and authorities thought he was in a safe location. Police arrested him on suspicion of first-degree arson once the fire was extinguished. They and fire investigators determined he intentionally set the fire, according to court documents.


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