Monday, July 19, 2010

Yakima and Cowiche Fires Updated Video Part 1

What started as a brush fire in Cowiche......just outside of Yakima Washington turns into a 5 alarm blazing fire that consumes more than 10,000 acres of mostly barren land and shifts towards the west valley area of Yakima. Firefighters are in a race to keep up with the rapid growth as steady gusts of wind keep fueling the fires. Over 200 firefighters arrive from all over the county and an air-strike is called in to help combat the fires. The fires were reported to have taken out 3 houses and several out-buildings. The battle to detain the fire continues into the evening and seems to worsen. It is reported that a few of the firefighters are rushed to a local hospital for smoke inhalation and 1 of the fire trucks is destroyed. The fire continue throughout the evening and by morning the fire is 15% detained.


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