Iconic Yakima Burger Joint Burns To The Ground
It's been around as long as the famous Miner's restaurant in Yakima and sadly a fire claimed the iconic Stop and Go in Yakima last night.
The burger joint was located at 2820 Fruitvale Ave in Yakima and was heavily damaged as a result of a fire Thursday morning.
According to the Yakima Fire Department:
"Yakima Firefighters arrived on scene at about 11:45 am Thursday, July 18th, black smoke was coming from the drive-in’s roof.
YFD crews initially took a defensive approach to fighting the fire due to concern about the stability of the drive-in’s roof.
Once it was confirmed that the roof was stable enough, YFD crews initiated a more aggressive attack, including extinguishing the fire from inside the drive-in building.
The drive-in was closed at the time of the fire. No employees or customers were at the Stop and Go when the fire started.
The estimated value of the drive-in is $115,000. The initial cost of the damage done by the Thursday morning fire is estimated to be $115,000.
Approximately 16 YFD firefighters were on scene responding to the fire.