Upright freezer likely cause of home fire in Yakima Co.

A fire heavily damages a home in Yakima County Wednesday and investigators believe it may have started by an upright freezer.

Nobody was inside the home located on the 4700 block of Branch Road.

When firefighters arrived just before 5 p.m. the garage was on fire and beginning to spread to the adjoining home.

Damage is estimated at $35,000.

Investigators believe either the wiring or the compressor of the freezer caused the fire.