Two houses burned in Yuma.
City of Yuma Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of West 16th Place at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. On arrival. firefighters located a house with heavy smoke and flames coming from it. The fire was brought under control. One person was evaluated for injuries and one of the family's dogs died. The house was heavily damaged and the American Red Cross was called to assist the two adults and four children. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
At about 3:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Yuma Fire Department responded to the 2100 block of South 5th Avenue. On arrival, YFD firefighters found a home with heavy smoke and flames coming from it. The fire was contained to the house where it originated but the home and its contents sustained significant damage. The American Red Cross was able to assist the two adults and their dog that lived in the house. MCAS Fire and Imperial County Fire provided mutual aid to battle the fire. The fire is believed to have started fro a small piece of cardboard used to light a barbecue to grill a Thanksgiving turkey.