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June 21, 2017

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By FC Pat Mason

Structure Fires
On June 18 in Harrah, a Loza Farms building caught fire and with an estimated loss of $2,000,000.  Six Yakima fire stations responded to the call with a total of 25 firefighters on the scene.
District 5 was called to the large shop fire and upon arrival units found a large agricultural building with 75 percent of that building already
On Tuesday in Mabton, the Yakima County Fire District was dispatched to a Clifford Butler property where there was a reported shop/barn on fire. 
When Yakima County arrived, they discovered a 50x50 wood barn fully involved with fire. The fire began to spread to vehicles including a camp trailer...
At 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Yakima County Fire District 5 had 18 firefighters from three stations respond to a structure fire on 1st street.  District 5 arrived on scene to find a laundry room fully involved with fire venting through the roof.
All the occupants were out of the residence and safe with no injuries.