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Fire destroys mobile home on N. 1st Street

Fire destroys mobile home on N. 1st Street

YAKIMA, Wash. - No one has been hurt after a home caught fire on North 1st Street.

The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) received calls of smoke in the 1500 block of N. 1st Street around 4:15 p.m., Wednesday.

After firefighters and officers with the Yakima Police Department arrived, reports said they found smoke coming from an unoccupied mobile home at 1603 N. 1st Street.

Firefighters went inside and extinguished flames that were burning at the middle of the house. Crews also searched to make sure everyone made it out of the mobile home safely.

All residents were not home at the time of the fire and no one was injured in this incident, according to reports.

Firefighters remained at the scene to remove burnt debris from the home.

The Red Cross is assisting those who were living in the mobile home for the next few days as the home is now unlivable due to fire and smoke damage.

YFD is investigating to determine what caused this fire.

Fire officials want to caution residents of fire hazards during cold weather conditions. They said methods of heating homes, including space heaters and fans, can cause a power load that can cause breakers to trip or fuses to blow.

Firefighters say if this happens in your home, do not try to reset it before a licensed electrician checks it first. Continued use can dramatically increase the risk of a fire.

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