Washington Wildfire | Cowiche Fire | Cause is Determined

YAKIMA, Wash. – We picked up and did a live coverage on Social Media of the Cowiche Fire that was said to be with an Urban Interface brush fire and a vacant barn in the 5600 block of Cowiche Canyon Road and near Pecks Canyon.

The incident would be escalated to three alarms.


Witnesses reported seeing someone in a vehicle who threw a firework into the brush which started the wildfire.  Fire Investigators say the fire was intentionally set.


C-Shift from Yakima City FD was staffed along with mutual aid fire resources from Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima Training Center, Grainger and Yakima County Fire District 5.

Damage Assessment

A barn was lost on Cowiche Road in the fire but fire crews successfully and should be credited for saving many homes in the area.


Investigators are looking for any witness that may have information regarding this fire by contacting the Yakima City FD at 509-575-6060.

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