Yakima Greenway, residential fires kept firefighters hopping Wednesday

  • Source: Yakima Herald-Republic - Metered Site
  • Published: 09/02/2021 01:12 PM

Yakima firefighters were busy Wednesday with two fires — one that scorched nearly a half-acre on the Yakima Greenway and another that badly damaged a home. Crews were first called to the Greenway about 12:30 p.m., where a fast-spreading fire was feeding on timber north of the McGuire Community Playground, according to a Yakima Fire Department news release. Flames exceeded 80 feet high, and the blaze scorched some 20,000 square feet between the Greenway path and the Yakima River before it was extinguished, the release said. The fire is believed to have started in a homeless encampment, the release said.


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