City council to consider bringing back fire inspections

City council to consider bringing back fire inspections »Play Video

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A push to bring back fire inspections in Yakima could move forward next week. An increase in business license fees would pay for them.

The plan would reinstate the inspections under the fire department.

Budget cuts got rid of the old inspector position.

Under the new proposal, businesses would still need an outside firm to complete safety checks for things like sprinklers.

Another option would have businesses pay after each inspection.

City council will cover both at Tuesday's meeting.