Update: Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Following Fire in Yakima is Identified

UPDATE: Police have identified the woman whose body was found following a house fire in Yakima.

62-year-old Jerene Matta is the apparent victim of a homicide.

Captain Rod Light says Matta was not killed by the fire, which took place on the 1800 block of Greenway Street.

Firefighters say the fire was apparently set.


ORIGINAL STORY: Yakima Police conduct a death investigation after the body of a 62-year-old woman is found by firefighters following a fire Saturday night on the 1800 block of Greenway Street.

Fire crews responded to the residence around 5:30 PM and located smoke comig from the structure.  After gaining entry and extinguising the fire, crews found the deceased woman inside.

The woman has not been identified and the cause of the fire is under investigation.