Suspicious House Fire in Yakima
Neighbors got quite the scare last night when a fire erupted at at a house, tearing through it's contents and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
Firefighters responded to the fire around 11 p.m. on the 1300 block of Spokane Street -- after neighbors say they heard explosions coming from the back of the house.
Crews found the back of the house engulfed in flames, and quickly went to work attacking the fire from the patio area, and creating vents in the roof.
Investigators say the reports of explosions makes the case highly suspicious, one neighbor says he was worried his house could have caught fire.
"Hopefully it doesn't catch my house on fire, because you wouldn't want that to happen," said Ken Washburn, "I'm just glad there was nobody in the house, I'm glad it was empty. It was fortunate the wind wasn't blowing last night or anything, it just kind of stayed right there in one area."
No one was injured in the fire, firefighters remained on the scene for about four hours to make sure the fire as properly doused.
Firefighters say the losses are estimated at about $80,000, most of that damage was to the kitchen and patio area.