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Bellevue firefighters discover homicide during fire call

A woman was found dead in a Bellevue apartment unit that officials suspect had been intentionally set on fire Tuesday evening, police said. Firefighters responded to reports of a sprinkler activation on the sixth floor of the Avalon Meydenbauer apartments, in the 10400 block of Northeast Second Street, around 7 p.m. Tuesday and discovered the body...


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