In the last week, unknown subject(s) broke into one of the Lower Valley fire stations and stole eleven sets of personal gear. This puts our valley fire fighters in a bind, by not having the proper protection they need for their calls. All the gear says “YCFD 5” on the back.
While we don't really think about the odds of being maimed or killed in a collision on the streets and highways in the Yakima Valley, accidents do indeed happen everyday.
What roads and intersections are the most dangerous in Yakima County?
The Evans Canyon Fire continues to burn just north of Natches, in Yakima County. So far, the fire is at 0% containment and has burned 52,000 acres.
It's being reported that five homes have been destroyed in the fire along with an undetermined number of cars, RV's and outbuildings...
Mother Nature has not been kind to us, lately. Currently, the National Weather Service, in Pendleton, OR has an excessive heat warning in effect for our area until 9pm Tuesday.
It's vital to stay well hydrated, and if you're working outside, take breaks as needed...