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Bellevue apartment fire sends 1 to hospital, displaces 3

Bellevue apartment fire sends 1 to hospital, displaces 3
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Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-27 11:50:02-04

BELLEVUE (NBC 26) — The Bellevue Fire Department says they got a call for a fire at an apartment complex early Saturday morning.

Bellevue firefighters along with several other departments responded to the apartment fire on Verlin Road just after 4:30 a.m.

Deputies who arrived on scene said they saw a large amount of fire and black smoke coming from behind the building.

Firefighters said they found heavy fire from the lower back side of the two-story apartment complex. Crews were able to rapidly extinguish the fire and prevent it from further extending into the attic or other apartments.

According to the Department, one person had been removed from the apartment by the on-site manager prior to the Department's arrival. The person was taken to a local hospital, their condition is unknown. Other residents were alerted by the working alarm system and were able to evacuate on their own.

Firefighters said three people were displaced from two apartments. They estimate the fire caused $50,000 worth of damage.