The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to two structure fires in a span of about 40 minutes early Monday morning, November 16th.
The first fire was reported at 3:05 am Monday and involved an apartment building at 20 Staff Sergeant Pendleton Way. The fire was located in a second floor storeroom. The use of fire extinguishers helped slow the spread of fire prior to crews arriving on scene.
All residents safely evacuated and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters had the fire under control within 20 minutes, but stayed on scene for almost an hour for smoke removal.
The estimated dollar loss is $15,000 due to damage to the storeroom and its contents.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Yakima Police Department and Yakima Training Center Fire Department assisted at the scene.