Authorities have identified two people killed in a house fire in Union Gap last Sunday. The fire in Union Gap that destroyed a home and left the two dead was intentionally set. That from investigators in the Union Gap Police Department who say the suspicious fire has now turned into a homicide investigation. The fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. March 28 at a home at 2210 South 5th Avenue in Union Gap. Two bodies were found after the flames were doused. An autopsy has found that both died of smoke inhalation. They've been identified as 33-year-old Tyler Aalbu and 66-year-old Roger Harrington both from Yakima.
Cobb says they're still searching the home for clues and haven't yet completed the investigation. Damage to the home is estimated at $320,000.
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call the Union Gap Police Department at (509)-248-0430

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Union Gap Police say they're now investigating the deaths of two people in house fire on Sunday as a homicide. Authorities say the fire was intentionally set on March 28 at a home at 2210 South 5th Avenue. The fire was reported at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday morning. Two bodies were found after the flames were doused. An autopsy has found that both died of smoke inhalation. No identities have been released. Authorities say the identity of the victims will be released once they are positively identified and and their families have been notified. Union Gap Police Chief Greg Cobb says three others that were reported missing by authorities have been located. He says it's been a tough investigation because of the amount of damage caused by the fire. Investigators say they're doing everything they can to find answers while trying to avoid being injured by debris. Cobb says they're still searching the home for clues and haven't yet completed the investigation. Damage to the home is estimated at $320,000. Union Gap investigators have been working long hours since the fire was reported. They've been getting help from federal authorities from the office of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or ATF. That help has allowed investigators to concentrate on specific areas of the investigation to help find answers. Federal officials often lend a hand in local investigations since they have an office in the Yakima area.

Police are looking for a suspect or suspects since the fire was intentionally set. They're hoping for tips to lead to an arrest or arrests.
Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call the Union Gap Police Department at 249-9251.