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Code enforcement inspections at Central Washington State Fair

Code enforcement inspections at Central Washington State Fair
YAKIMA, Wash.-- Day five of the Central Washington State Fair is in full swing here in Yakima. We hope you had the chance to honor veterans for KIMA Day. The Action News crew was there with other for Veteran's Appreciation Day. Sean Kingston headlines Tuesday's entertainment slate. There's also a new group of animals moving in for you to see. Barns will re-open tomorrow at noon with the livestock displays.

Safety is always a focus at the Central Washington State Fair. It doesn't just come from police on the grounds. Code enforcement officers are also on the job.

The crazy lights, rides and all the fried food is a huge reason people come to the fair. It's also a reason Yakima's code enforcement team is here every night.

Officers inspect all the buildings here on site. They make sure all of the electricity used by the vendors and rides is up to code. Codes also checks the propane tanks that are switched everyday.

"The name of the game is safety for us," Yakima's Code Enforcement Manager Joe Caruso said. "We're obligated to protect and to provide a safe atmosphere for the public."

Everything is going well when you don't see them and they don't have to answer questions about any serious problems. It's a big and important job every year.
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