CLYDE HILL -- A fire late Tuesday, which investigators blame on a mechanical or electrical problem, destroyed a $2 million Clyde Hill home under construction.
At 11:54 p.m., on Tuesday, several neighbors reported smoke and flames coming from a 5,800-square-foot house in the 9000 block of Northeast 28th Street, just a month from completion.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames throughout the first floor. A partial collapse of the second floor made it difficult to fight the blaze inside the house. It took firefighters an hour and a half to control the fire.
The home's sprinkler system had not passed its final inspection, so was not available to fight the fire. No injuries were reported.
Bellevue fire investigators believe the cause of the fire to be either electrical or mechanical, originating in the floor-ceiling assembly between the home's first and second floors. The owner's insurance company may determine a more specific cause.
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