Four people displaced by Newcastle kitchen fire
June 11, 2013
NEW — 1:10 p.m. June 11, 2013
A residential fire in Newcastle caused about $200,000 worth of damage and displaced four people the evening of June 10.
The Bellevue Fire Department arrived to find heavy flames and smoke coming from the kitchen area of a home in the 8800 block of 122nd Court Southeast.
The fire was first reported at 7:33 p.m. and was determined “under control” at 7:52 p.m. Crews used a quick and aggressive attack to extinguish the fire, according to a release.
One occupant was asleep inside the home, but a neighbor quickly came to awake and steer the person clear of harm. The owner was not home at the time of the fire, but arrived after it had been extinguished.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined, but investigators will focus their examination on the kitchen. There were no working smoke detectors in the home.
Four people, two adults and two children, were displaced by the incident, and Red Cross was on scene offering assistance, the release said.
The Bellevue Fire Department urges all homeowners to check their smoke detector batteries at least every six months to ensure they are in properly working order.