Fire in the garage of an Eastgate house Friday morning caused $70,000 worth of damage and displaced the family living there.
Bellevue firefighters responded to a single-family residence in the 1800 block of 147th Place Southeast for what was reported as a "garage fire," possibly extending to the house.
The woman who lives in the house smelled smoke and evacuated with her two children while her husband called 911 from another location. The fire was reported at 9:16 a.m., and firefighters reported smoke and flames from the back of the garage as they arrived on scene.
The fire was designated under control at 9:30, confined to the garage, but with smoke damage throughout the home. The fire was accidental.
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