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Update: Eastside Firefighters Battle Residential Blaze in Sammamish

A house fire Saturday night in the Heritage Hills neighborhood left two people temporarily homeless. The blaze was caused by a barbecue grill that was not fully extinguished, fire officials said.

Update 1 p.m. Sunday:

A Saturday night house fire in Sammamish in the Heritage Hills area has left two people temporarily homeless, according to Eastside Fire Battalian Chief Glenn Huffman. At approximately 11 p.m. Saturday, a woman who lives at NE 26th Place awoke and saw a glow coming from the backyard. When she saw it was a fire, she woke up her husband, who reportedly tried without success to put the fire out using a garden hose.

Firefighters were called at 11:10 p.m. and when they arrived, flames were fully visible from the house. The fire, started by a barbecue grill that had not been fully extinguished, had moved from the back porch to a second story bedroom and attic, Huffman said. Eastside and Redmond firefighters worked to contain the fire for more than four hours with seven fire engines, a ladder truck and an air unit. The couple evacuated the home and no one was injured, Huffman said.

The bulk of the fire and smoke damage was reportedly done to exterior and second floor and the damage was estimated at $75,000 for the house and $75,000 for property. The American Red Cross was assisting the couple, Huffman said.

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Eastside firefighters responded to a house fire in Sammamish early Sunday, according to a post by firefighters on Facebook

Eastside firefighters said initial reports of smoke and flames were coming from the second floor. Units on scene were reportedly engine 81, 82, 83, 11, 12, 14, 74, Ladder 16, Air Unit 81, and Battalion 71.

Fire officials confirmed to Patch Sunday morning that the call came in to 911 at 11:10 p.m. Saturday for a house fire in the Heritage Hills neighborhood.

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