Fire Investigation

KVFR is required by law to make a good faith effort to determine the cause and origin for every fire that the District responds to. KVFR employs two certified fire investigators and we work closely with other entities such as the Kittitas County Fire Marshal (KCFMO) and the law enforcement agencies in the area. Our efforts were successful in identifying cause and origin in fires in 2015. Of those, arson was identified and prosecuted to successful resolution.

Significant Investigations and Investigations of Interest – 2015:

Address/Date Cause Determination Type/Damage Case Open
1041 Thomas Road - 1/5/15 Accidental - Electrical Outbuilding destroyed No
201 Suthridge - 2/26/15 Accidental - Outdoor Roof fire No
2910 Wilson Creek - 3/17/15 Accidental - Wood Stove Minor interior damage No
4500 Hanson Rd - 3/23/15 Accidental - Heat Lamp Deck and exterior wall No
901 E Berry Rd - 4/8/15 Accidental - Dryer Lint Minor interior damage No
15940 Manastach - 4/16/15 Accidental - Brush Fire Exterior damage No
415 Mountain View - 6/9/15 Accidental - Cigarette Buildings and vehicle No
2300 Spar Lane - 6/11/15 Accidental - Cigarette Construction shed No
I-82 @ MP 4 - 8/4/15 Accidental - Grinder Orchard and fencing - 20 acres No
1210 Canyon Rd - 11/2/15 Accidental - Grease Restaurant and kitchen No
1500 Canyon Rd - 11/3/15 Accidental - Exhaust Shrubs next to occupied hotel No
701 Industrial Way - 12/1/15 Accidental - Heater Motorhome No
Auvil Fruit Accidental - Military 3000 acres No
Fatality Fire
None
Suspected Arson/Incendiary Fires
109 S Pearl - 2/19/15 Incendiary - Arson Deck and exterior apartment damage Yes
Confirmed Arson Fires
2102 N Walnut - 5/31/15 Incendiary - Arson Vehicle - passenger compartment Yes
210 N Ruby - 6/2/15 Incendiary - Arson Restroom fires - intentionally set Yes
S Main and 1st - 8/5/15 Arson - Garage Outbuilding destroyed Yes

 


KVFR's Public Records Officer:
Shannon Hill
400 East Mtn. View Ellensburg, WA 98926

Business Hours
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tel: (509) 933-7231

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To volunteer with KVFR give us a call at: (509) 933-7231