BFD Responds to Newcastle Fire

BELLEVUE, Washington State — Bellevue Fire units were dispatched to a structure fire just before 1800 hours PT on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Credit: Bellevue Fire Department

The fire incident named “135th Command” is located in the 4200 block of 135th Place Southeast in Newcastle, Washington State.

Officials say the fire started in the attached garage and extended into the attic. Heavy smoke could be seen and was vented outside of the opened garage doors.

Fire operations included fighting it from an offensive strategy and was quickly brought under control.

It was unknown if occupants were home at the time of the fire or if they were evacuated from the structure.

No injuries to firefighters were reported.

The cause is under investigation at this time.

Firefighters will remain on-scene for an unknown period of time.

Bellevue Fire has Station #9 located in downtown Newcastle and provides fire/EMs coverage throughout this growing City.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1815 PT

Bellevue Crash Involves Drunk Driving


Coal Creek Parkway, a major thoroughfare that goes through Bellevue into Renton was closed due to a three-car MCI involving a DUI injury collision on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

Photo Credit: Bellevue Police Department

The roadway was closed for four hours while Bellevue Firefighters worked tirelessly to extricate two of the victims from several vehicles and Bellevue Police shutdown the high traffic roadway. Two were transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

No information on the drunk driver or if he or she was booked into the King County Jail.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 3/20/2021 1542 PT

Firefighters Fight House Fire


Firefighters from Bellevue Fire and Zone 3 mutual aid resources are currently battling a 2-alarm residential structure fire (duplex) in the 700 block of 143rd Place SE, near Lake Hills Elementary School.

The incident is named “143rd Command”.

Homes near this incident are currently being protected by hose lines as they are considered as exposures.

Spot fires were doused and a north side of the structure was searched with nothing found. Difficult access to the south side of the duplex had not been able to be searched.

A PIO was en route to the scene.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog – 1/20/2021 2044 PT

Bellevue Firefighters Respond to Thursday House Fire

Firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire on Thursday, April 23, 2020, just before noon today.

Light smoke billowed  from the eaves of the home as witnessed by many from the street above.  The home is located down a steep driveway.


The fire broke out at a home located in the 2600 block 169 Ave Southeast in Bellevue, Washington State.

Engine 102 was first due on-scene  and began immediately fighting fire.

Primary and secondary searches were conducted but no fire vicitms were found.

Firefighters checked the attic for any extensions.

No injuries to firefighters or to civilians were reported.


A preliminary cause of the fire was not immediately known at the time of this post.

Photo Images Credit | Bellevue Fire Department

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 4/23/2020 1140 hours PT

Wrong Turn Driver Smashes Into Building

A medium sized passenger vehicle took a wrong turn and ended up smashing in to the interior of a downtown business, Omega Photo, located in the 200 block of 105th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, Washington.  This occurred on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Photo Credits | Bellevue Fire Department


The car can be seen visibly crashing into the front plate window, startling busy shoppers inside the store.  People are being credited for their high situational awareness as this could have been a very serious injury or as a fatality to others inside.


In all seriousness,  both the Bellevue Fire and Police Departments quickly responded to the incident around 1120 hours PST.

No injuries to firefighters, Police Officers, employees or shoppers was reported.

It was unknown if the driver suffered a medical emergency or if it was due to inattentiveness.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog- 2/22/2020 1740 hours PST


Bellevue Firefighters Respond to Clyde Hill House Fire

CLYDE HILL, Wash. – Bellevue Firefighters were called to a residential structure fire in the 2000 block on 89th Avenue NE in the Clyde Hill area, a City with 3,000 residents and 1,100 households.

The City is contracted with the City of Bellevue Fire Department for all of its fire related services and emergency medical calls within its boundary.

The fire broke out at the home around 1309 hours PDT and was brought under control around 1319 hours PDT.

One occupant inside the structure was able to self-evacuate without any injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation by the Bellevue Fire Department.

One Citizen reported seeing a black smoke column from as far as away as Mercer Island from her office window , which is across the water from Clyde Hill.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog


Bellevue Fire Erupts in Apartment Complex

BELLEVUE, Wash. – A fire broke out at a Factoria apartment complex on the afternoon of Sunday, April 22, 2018 from an unknown cause.

Photo Credit: Fire Photos (@Incidentphotos) Used with written permission

Firefighters quickly responded to the commercial fire on Sunday afternoon.  Exposures around the three-story complex located in the 12900 block and Newport Way were searched and found to be all clear.  Fire was knocked down and contained rapidly to several units.

A Bellevue Fire Investigator responded to the scene.

There were no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries.

Limited information has been found on this incident today.  We will provide updates as details become available.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

Fire Damages Factoria Structure

UPDATE – 0911 hours PST

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON | A fire broke out at an apartment complex located in the 12800 block of SE 40th in the Factoria area of Bellevue, Washington early Christmas morning.   Access into the fire scene was difficult due to snow and ice.  The fire occurred in between 0400 – 0430 hours PST.

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A cause is unknown at the time of this post.

Bellevue Fire stated about 5-6 patients were evaluated with 4 being transported to nearby hospital(s).  Many were injured in the fall, when they were jumping out of windows.

Six units were heavily damaged and not inhabitable.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog


Fire Damages Factoria Structure

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON | A fire broke out at an apartment complex located in the 12800 block of SE 40th in the Factoria area of Bellevue, Washington early Christmas morning.   Some residents jumping out of windows as the fierce fire consumed parts of the structure were reported on this snowy morning in the wee hours on Monday (around 0400-0430 hours PST).

A cause is unknown at the time of this post.

Four patients were transported to area hospitals related to evacuating from the building. No word on their conditions are known at this time.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog


Bellevue Islamic Center Fire Ruled Arson

Bellevue, Washington

An early morning structure fire broke out at 0244 hours on Saturday, January 15th, severely damaging the Islamic Center of Eastside on the 14700 block and Main Street in Bellevue, Washington.


Firefighters were quickly dispatched to the Crossroads mosque fire and were met by 40-foot flames shooting up from the rear of the two-story wood frame building, presumably built-in the 1970’s and listed without sprinklers.

Credit: Bellevue Fire Department

Credit: Bellevue Fire Department

Multiple hose lines were laid and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and able to save half of the structure.  Additionally, during salvage they saved numerous religious books and electronic equipment.

13 fire apparatus were on scene.

Firefighters also performed primary and secondary searches in the building and finding no occupants. It was found to be a unoccipied building.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported.


At the fire scene, the BFD called Bellevue Police to respond to the mosque for a possible person-of-interest on the North side of the building.  Police Officers would be dispatched and find the person whom they would arrest for arson and for having a Seattle PD warrant.  He was arrested with seven minutes from time of dispatch to arriving on-scene.

Police say the suspect, (whom we are not naming though BPD has due to suspects have many rights including are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law) acted alone and is not being considered as an act of terrorism. They have ruled this out due to his statements, pattern of behavior and evidence collected at the scene. This suspect has an extensive criminal record.

“This is an attack on the Muslim community and an attack on all our Bellevue residents. We must pray for them and come together as a community.” –  Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett.


Police are continuing to work with the ATF and FBI in this case.


The Prosecutor’s Office stated they are not treated this as a hate crime as there is not enough evidence to support that cause.  Police are still trying to figure out this suspect’s motive for the fire.

Police Investigators are working with the Redmond Police Department due to another church in the area was hit by fire. They are looking at if this has any connection to the Redmond Fire.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog