Updated 2000 Hours PDT
A 3-alarm fire broke out at the Sixty-01 Condo community located at 6001 – 140th Avenue NE in Redmond, Washington around 1600 hours today.
KIrkland’s 22 was first due on scene.
Structural firefighters responded from Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Woodinville and via Eastside Fire & Rescue.
In all, the following were dispatched:
- Bellevue: 2, 4 & 6
- Redmond: 12, 14
- Kirkland: 21, 22, 25, 26, 27
- Bothell: 45
- Eastside Fire &Rescue: 71
- Redmond: 11, 12, 17
- Bellevue: 2.
- Bellevue: 1
- Redmond: 11
- Kirkland: 21.
- Bothell: 42
- Redmond: 16
- Kirkland: 27
- Woodinville: 31
- Redmond: Air Unit 81
- Redmond Fire Investigators: 120, 121, 133, 141
About the Sixty-01 Community
Sixty-01 Condos was built-in two phases in 1969 and 1972 of 770-individual condos. The community was originally an adults-only rentals but was later converted in January of 1982, as a family friendly condos. Later the 60-01 Homeowners Association was born and assumed all operations of the condos.
The Association employs a Director of Operations, two Accountants, one Admin Supervisor, one Admin Assistant, 11 Maintenance Techs, six Security Guards and two bartenders.
There have been several large fires in this community from various sources:
One of the residents says there were 3 fires in 2013. No specifics other than stating there have been this many and unhappy about that. (Yelp)
The internet does indicate there was a large fire in 2013 and caused moderate to significant damage to units in one building (unknown #) on all five floors and some others were damaged by water/smoke damage. There was a restoration project that occurred in 2013, to help residents be able to move back into their homes. (Internet)
A large fire prompted many resources to respond from Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond to the community. The cause was due to smoldering wood removed from a fireplace and placed in a box, leaving it unattended at a ground-floor unit.
Thankfully, no one was home at the time. Five engines, 1 Ladder truck, 2 Command vehicles responded. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. (Redmond Patch, 1/28/2012)
60-01 Fire Status
The fire was under control around 1800 hours this evening. There were no human injuries or fatalities but several pets in one unit were lost.
The cause is unknown at this time.
We are waiting for the Fire Investigator’s report.
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