Nine Bellevue businesses damaged in fire

Crews responded to a 3-alarm fire shortly before 9:30 p.m. at a commercial building.

Nine businesses were damaged in a three-alarm fire in Bellevue Tuesday night.

911 calls started coming in just before 9:30 p.m. from neighboring business owners in the 13400 block of NE 20th Street. Flames were reported visible from the building's windows.

Bellevue Fire crews responded within minutes and started their attack. More than twenty units from different Eastside fire departments responded to assist as the fire grew in intensity.

Nine business spaces suffered damage by fire and smoke. Early damage estimates reach $1 million.

Bellevue Fire says the building was not equipped with fire protection systems.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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