A fire that damaged a vacant Tacoma house early Sunday was started by transients trying to keep warm or cook food, according to the Fire Department.
Flames were reported shortly before 4 a.m. at the house in the 1900 block of South Yakima Avenue.
Three firefighters were injured trying to access the fire. The house is located on a hill and icy conditions made it difficult for crews to reach the blaze.
Damages were estimated at $120,000.