According to a report from the Seattle Times’ Geoff Baker, a “large residential fire” took place this afternoon at Seattle Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez’s Bellevue, WA area home – well really it’s a mansion.
Here is how Baker described the home:
Hernandez in July 2010 paid $3.2 million for the five bedroom, four bathroom house, which has about 5,040 square feet of living space. It also has a wine room, four fireplaces, a theater room and lake views. He bought the home a few months after signing a five-year, $78-million contract extension with the Mariners.
USA Today, via the Associated Press, reports that King Felix was not home at the time of the blaze, per team sources.
“I have been in contact with Felix and he and his family are safe,” Mariners team spokesman Tim Hevly said.
According to the report, nobody was home — neither friends nor family – when the blaze began at 4 p.m. PT Monday afternoon.
Here is a photo of the fire, via Geoff Baker’s Twitter account:
Felix Hernandez's house is on fire. Bellevue Fire Dept. is on the scene. pic.twitter.com/EWzHBKxd5k
— Geoff Baker (@gbakermariners) November 5, 2013
While it’s terrible that his house was set on fire somehow, the good news here is nobody was home and everyone is safe. I’m quite certain Felix Hernandez has some high quality home insurance, and if not at least it’s just a material thing that can be replaced.
Hernandez, the 2010 AL Cy Young Winner, signed a 7-year, $175 million contract with the Mariners before the 2013 season.