Commercial Structure Fire This Morning on Nob Hill Blvd.

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From Yakima Fire-

Date of Incident
  04/15/2014
Time of Incident
  04:33 am
Type of Incident
  Structure Fire
Address of Incident
  700 Block East Nob Hill Blvd
East Nob Hill BLVD, Washington 98901
United States
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Narrative
  Local area Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the 700 Block East Nob Hill BLVD. Upon arrival Shift Commander Cole found heavy smoke and fire emitting from the North and southwest sides of a small commercial building.

A Union Gap Fire crew intially forced entry and attacked the fire. Other crews arriving assisted in the fire attack and brought a quick knockdown to this fire. Mutual Aid Fire Departments from East Valley Fire and Rescue, Training Center Fire Department and the Union Gap Fire Departments were dispatched upon the initial report of this fire. There was a commercial structure fire that was on-going nearby at the time that this fire was reported.

No firefighters or civilians were injured at this fire.
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**Note**

East Valley and West Valley Fire Departments had additional units covering the city of Yakima while the two fires were taking place. Both agencies, while "standing by" in Yakima, responded to two medical emergencies in the City.

The Yakima Fire Department would like to express thier thanks to those agencies for thier assistance. The outcome of these incidents could have been significantly worse without thier aid.
What was the probable cause?
  The cause of the fire is undertmined and currently under investigation at this time.
What was the extent of the damage?
  There was significant heat, smoke and fire damage throughout the entire building.
What is the initial estimate of the dollar loss?
  300,000
How many firefighters responded?
  13
What departments responded in a mutual aid capacity?
 
  • East Valley FD
  • Training Center FD
  • Union Gap FD
  • YPD