Two people injured in Yakima house fire Saturday
Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 at 12:16 pm
YAKIMA, WA – Two people were injured in a house fire on Saturday evening on the 2700 block of Fruitvale Boulevard, according to a press release from Yakima Fire.
The Yakima Fire Department responded to the scene around 6:45 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 22. The resident of the home, a 58-year-old man, was transported to Harborview Medical Center after his neighbors pulled him from the fire. Sixty percent of his body is covered in second- and third-degree burns.
One of the neighbors who helped pull the resident from his home stepped on a hot ember at the scene and suffered a burn on the bottom of his foot. He was treated at the scene and did not need further medical attention.
Yakima firefighters found one dog dead inside the home, which is a total loss. Damages are estimated to be about $75,000.
Twenty-five firefighters assisted in knocking down this fire. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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