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It's been a rough month for Felix Hernandez and his family, but thanks to the work of fire crews in Washington, the Mariners ace avoided a potential disaster on Monday. A scary scene unfolded Monday as a suburban Seattle house belonging to the Mariners ace caught fire in the afternoon. But fire crews from three departments quickly knocked down the blaze, followed by word that nobody was injured. "I have been in contact with Felix and he and his family are safe," Mariners spokesman Tim Hevly said by email. Just got word that Felix Hernandez and family are fine. They were not home at the time of the fire. #Mariners -- Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) November 5, 2013 The Bellevue Fire Department tweeted that the majority of the fire was quickly knocked down. There was no immediate information on the extent or cause of the fire. Crews from Bellevue Redmond Mercer Island working hard a large residential fire pic.twitter.com/R8pFGibrS2 -- Bellevue Fire Dept (@BvueFD) November 4, 2013 Majority of fire knocked down. Working on salvage and overhaul. media set up at the east end of ne 1st pic.twitter.com/L6X5PISj2o -- Bellevue Fire Dept (@BvueFD) November 5, 2013 Hernandez was in Napa, Calif., when the fire started about 4 p.m. Monday but was on his way back to Seattle because of the blaze, his agent Wil Polidor told The Seattle Times. The agent said no one was in the home at the time. In October, reports surfaced that the wife of Mariners teammate Carlos Peguero was charged with three counts of fraud after allegedly making nearly $180,000 in purchases using a debit card belonging to Hernandez's wife Sandra. Firefighters from nearby Redmond and Mercer Island joined Bellevue crews to attack the blaze. King County public records show the 5,100-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath house belonging to Felix A. and Sandra Hernandez. It was built in 2009 and is valued at $2.85 million. KIRO TV in Seattle released additional photos of what it says is the damage caused to the house. You can see them here .
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