Granger woman perishes in mobile home fire

GRANGER - The woman who died in a mobile home fire that occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. this past Sunday has been identified by Yakima County Sheriff's detectives as Melvina Broncheau, 49.

She was renting the mobile home in the 700 block of East First Street in Granger from the property owner, Pedro DeLeon.

The Granger Fire Department arrived on the scene and round the 12-foot by 48-foot mobile home ablaze. According to Granger Fire Chief Ken Shipman, the mobile home was heavily involved and the homes on both sides of the building had also caught fire.

He said the firefighters were able to extinguish the flames on each of the three homes quickly.

Upon entering the home which initially caught fire, Broncheau was discovered by firefighters. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire and an autopsy is scheduled for today (Tuesday) to determine the cause of Broncheau's death.

The fire is also still under investigation, according to Yakima County Sheriff's Detective Dave Johnson.

Shipman reported that no firefighters were injured in the blaze.

The home has been determined to be a complete loss, estimated at $20,000. The two nearby structures suffered minimal damage, according to Shipman. No dollar estimate was given.


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