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Faulty electrical outlet blamed for Grandview fire

GRANDVIEW - A faulty bathroom electrical outlet is being blamed for nearly $30,000 in damages to the rural Grandview home of Duane Riel.

Grandview and Sunnyside firemen from Yakima County Fire District #5 responded to the house fire reported shortly after noon yesterday (Thursday).

The fire was quickly contained to the master bathroom of the Woodall Road house, according Battalion Chief Pat Mason, a spokesman for the Grandview District 5 station.

He said firemen arrived at the scene to find the house filled with smoke. Damage included heat and smoke, as well as water damage caused by a melted water line.

The fire was ruled accidental and Riel is staying with family.

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