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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Enatai family displaced by fire

A fire that started on a porch late Monday night forced a woman and her three sons from their Enatai house. The woman's oldest son, 18, discovered the fire and helped his mother and two brothers evacuate before the home's smoke detectors activated.

No one was injured; damage to the house is estimated at $100,000. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

The older son called 911 at 11:25 p.m. to report seeing flames on the porch of the 3,000-square-foot home in the 3200 block of 110th Avenue Southeast. Bellevue firefighters arrived in approximately six minutes to find heavy fire on the outside of the house. They extinguished the fire within minutes, but not before it broke a large kitchen window, allowing smoke to enter the home.

The residents said they used a gas grill on the patio earlier in the day to cook fish for dinner. Several hours later, while working in the kitchen, the 18-year-old heard crackling sounds coming from the porch.

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