A 27-year-old woman was rescued from a Bellevue apartment fire Monday night, preventing her likely death from smoke inhalation.

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A 27-year-old woman was rescued from a Bellevue apartment fire Monday night, preventing her likely death from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters were summoned by an automatic fire alarm at 9:12(p.m. to the Espana Apartments, 14246 S.E. Sixth St. When they arrived, neighbors at a second-floor apartment said they had heard a smoke alarm sounding for about 20 minutes but didn’t know if anyone was in the unit.

Firefighters knocked on the front door, got no answer, and then used a ladder to enter through an unlocked sliding door on a second-story balcony, said Capt. Bill Larson.

The firefighters found thick smoke throughout the unit and discovered food had been left on a stove. The fire had gone out and a search was begun for a woman who lived in the apartment; she was found unconscious under a pile of clothes in the master bedroom by Firefighter Tobias Burns.

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The woman regained consciousness outside and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of smoke inhalation. Paramedics said she probably would have died if she hadn’t been found.

There were no other injuries. Damage was estimated at $1,500.

Redmond

Eastside holiday home tour planned

Assistance League of the Eastside, a local nonprofit organization, will hold its 10th annual Celebrations Holiday Home Tour on Thursday.

The self-guided tour, from 10(a.m. to 8(p.m., features four Eastside homes decked out in holiday décor. This year’s tour also includes raffles, a holiday boutique and a complimentary wine and cheese tasting at Valley Furniture and Interiors.

All proceeds from the fundraiser go to support the league’s programs. Tickets are available for $25 at Valley Furniture in Redmond, from any league member or through the chapter’s Web site at eastside.assistanceleague.org. Call 425-556-5106 for information.

Bellevue

Sammamish High to hold glass art sale

Sammamish High School is holding a sale of glass art produced by students.

The sale will take place from 9(a.m. to 2(p.m. Saturday at the school, 100 140th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

The sale will feature glass ornaments, bowls, vases and paperweights produced by glass-art students. Glass artists from the Seattle area will be on hand. Proceeds will benefit the school’s hot-glass program. For more information, call Dianne Holdren at 425-456-7738.