Bellevue Firefighters Battle Garage Fire in Tam O'Shanter Neighborhood

The Bellevue Fire Department battled a garage fire in the Tam O'Shanter neighborhood Wednesday morning.

The Bellevue Fire Department battled a fire that started in a garage in the Tam O'Shanter neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Updated 4:30 p.m.

Investigators were unable to determine the cause of the garage fire, according to a press release sent by the Bellevue Fire Department.

The Bellevue Fire Department reported on Twitter that the cause of the fire has not been determined, but there is no reason to suspect foul play and that the origin was a closet in the garage. Last week's fire in the same neighborhood was ruled accidental and blamed on a candle.

Another fire in the neighborhood in August was also ruled accidental, according to the Bellevue Fire Deaprtment. Foul play is not suspected in any of the fires, according to the fire department.

Original story:

The blaze started in the garage of a home in the 17700 block of Northeast 13th Street just after 11:30 a.m., according to Bellevue Fire Department acting battalion chief, Capt. Todd Dickerboom.

Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly and the majority of the fire damage was contained to the garage, though was smoke damage through other parts of the two-story home, he said.

Family members were home, but no one was injured in the blaze.

The fire is under investigation, Dickerboom said. 

This is the second blaze in a weeks. A fire last week in the 1400 block of 185th Avenue Northeast was blamed on a candle.


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