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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 29, 2007

Resident dies in Robinswood house fire

One resident died after a house fire in the Robinswood neighborhood early Saturday. Flames were coming out of nearly every window in the one-story, single-family residence, on the 1600 block of 152nd Avenue Southeast, when the first fire crew arrived.

Firefighters pulled the victim from the house and began CPR. Resuscitation efforts continued all the way to Harborview Medical Center, but the man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at Harborview.

The other four occupants in the house at the time, ranging in age from late teens to early 20s, were able to escape the fire safely.

The fire was reported at 3 a.m., one of the occupants calling from his cell phone after he had fled the house. Multiple reports followed from the surrounding neighbors. One occupant reported that, as he was fleeing the house, he saw his couch on fire.

Two occupants reported minor injuries that did not require immediate attention. Two puppies at the house were able to escape; firefighters found them about an hour after the fire started.

Three Bellevue fire engines and two ladder trucks responded to the scene. One Redmond fire engine assisted as well.

The structure appears to be a total loss, but the damage estimate has not been determined yet.

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