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Twenty-four firefighters respond to North-end house fire

A fire in a home being renovated near Fruitland Landing caused $500,000 in damage. Neighbors helped firefighters find the house located down a winding lane flanked by other large homes.  - Mary L. Grady/Mercer Island Reporter
A fire in a home being renovated near Fruitland Landing caused $500,000 in damage. Neighbors helped firefighters find the house located down a winding lane flanked by other large homes.
— image credit: Mary L. Grady/Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Eastside Fire & Rescue Departments responded to a house fire at 3406 97th Ave S.E. around 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 25.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call from a neighbor who noticed flames and smoke coming from the two-story house, which was under renovation. The owner wasn't home at the time of the fire. First responders were guided by neighbors down the residence's 1500-foot driveway before working to put out the fire, which took over 20 minutes to extinguish. Afterward, a fire watch was conducted until 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Nine vehicles with 24 firefighters responded, including seven firefighters from Mercer Island, 14 from Bellevue and three from Eastside Fire & Rescue.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, while building damage is estimated to be $500,000.

 

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