No injuries in duplex fire
Residence and personal property
damage estimated at $50,000
February 03, 2009
Ketchikan, Alaska - At 4:47 AM Tuesday morning, the Ketchikan
Fire Department responded to a report of "a house filled
with smoke"at 1931 First Avenue. Fire Department personnel
arrived at 4:51 and found smoke coming from a downstairs apartment.
The three-story duplex, owned by Sandra Johnson, was occupied
with 3 tenants downstairs and 5 tenants in the upper apartment.
The residents of the downstairs apartment were awakened by "a
smoke detector going off and the sound of glass breaking."
Everyone was safely evacuated from both units and no one was
injured during the incident.
Fire Department personnel also
rescued a dog and cat from the lower apartment and a rapid fire-attack
by Fire Department personnel limited fire damage to a small area
of the downstairs apartment with smoke damage to the entire lower
Ketchikan Fire Department responded
with two fire engines, one ladder truck and six support vehicles.
A total of 20 Ketchikan Fire Department personnel responded
to the call. Units cleared the scene at 6:16 AM. Damage to
the residence and personal property is estimated at $50,000.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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