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Residential Structure Fire on Mercer Island

Structure fire at 5400 West Mercer Way
​May 6, 2019 - At 12:32pm, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Woodinville Fire Departments responded to a residential structure fire in the 5400 block of West Mercer Way.

The fire started in a small storage building located near the three story primary residence. The homeowners noticed the storage building was on fire and called 911. The fire from the fully involved storage building reached the exterior of the house and rapidly spread up the wall and into the attic. Firefighters extinguished the storage building fire and the fire involving the primary residence. The fire involved in the primary residence was contained to the exterior of the south wall and a small portion of the attic space. The fire was under control within approximately 20 minutes of the first arriving unit. No injuries or fatalities occurred at this incident.  

The initial attack of this fire was offensive, which means fire personnel fought this fire from the outside of the structure and then moved inside. Arriving on scene within minutes, Mercer Island Firefighters, with assistance from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Woodinville Fire Departments were able to extinguish this fire with no extension to other homes.  

A total of 12 fire apparatus were used at this incident and approximately 33 Firefighters. This included 1 Deputy Chief and 7 Firefighters on duty at Mercer Island, 18 Firefighters from Bellevue Fire Department, 3 Firefighters from Kirkland Fire, 3 Firefighters from Woodinville Fire, and 1 Fire Investigator from Redmond Fire Department.  

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.  Preliminary damage estimate is $150,000.00.  Firefighters remained at the scene for several hours to monitor hot spots, and secure the residence.

CONTACT: On Duty Battalion Chief at (206)-275-7962


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