Outlook man injured in Monday night fire

OUTLOOK - An Outlook man is listed in serious condition this morning (Tuesday) at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center intensive care unit, where he is being treated for injuries he received in a house fire at his Outlook home Monday night.

Ricardo Castillo was injured when fire broke out in his home in the 200 block of First Avenue, according to a Yakima Country Fire District #5 report.

This morning, the cause of the fire, which included reports of ammunition explosions, is being investigated by the Yakima County Fire Marshal, according to a Fire District #5 spokesman.

The firemen responded to the fire at about 8:30 p.m., where they found Yakima County Sheriff deputies already on the scene, said Pat Mason of Yakima County Fire District #5.

The fire, which caused an estimated $55,000 damage to the house and its contents, caused ammunition to explode in the house. An unidentified occupant of the home was treated and released at Sunnyside Community Hospital Monday night.

The fire was brought under control by firemen from Sunnyside, Granger and Outlook by about 9:45 p.m. Mason said the American Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance for the family.


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