Newly upgraded smoke detectors alerted two residents to a fire in their Yarrowood condominium early Thursday morning, and they were able to escape safely.
They reported the fire in the home, on the 3500 block of 108th Avenue Northeast, to emergency dispatch at 4:30 a.m. The first firefighters on the scene, who arrived in six minutes, reported smoke from the garage and began an offensive fire attack.
With the support of additional fire crews, the firefighters brought the fire under control in 17 minutes. Firefighters opened up several walls and void spaces that had fire involvement. In all four fire engines, two ladder trucks, two battalion chiefs, two medic units and one Bellevue aid car responded, along with a few support companies.
No injuries were reported to occupants or firefighters. Firefighters estimate $50,000 damage to the home.
The fire started in the furnace of the home and traveled though void spaces and utility chase ways to upper floors of the home.
The Bellevue Fire Department would like to remind people to check their smoke detectors, replace them if necessary, and have an emergency plan in place in the event of a fire.
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