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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two people hospitalized following a massive fire at a downtown Bellevue condo have died, a third is in intensive care, Susan Gregg of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said.

A total of three patients were transported to Harborview.

On Monday, Bellevue Fire said two people suffered smoke inhalation and burns, and two others had heart attacks.

The department began getting multiple calls about 7:30 p.m. Monday for an apartment building on fire near 100th and Main Street.

Witnesses told Q13's Jamie Tompkins that they heard an explosion then saw flames. The fire is still under investigation.

Lt. Ryan Armstrong said 60 firefighters along with 25 trucks worked to extinguish the blaze.