March 04, 2005
The first units arriving reported heavy smoke coming from the second floor window. According to Public Safety Director Rich Leipfert, initial attack teams entered the home and found a fire in the main living area and in the attic spaced. Leipfert said the initial fire attack contained the fire to the attic and second floor living area.
Photo by Tracy Mettler
The fire department estimates of the fire damage to the structure at $90,000. However, there is a significant potential for chemical contamination from the stored contents, which may result in higher damage estimates.
Photo by Chris Wilhelm
Seven fire rescue vehicles responded to the blaze with 27 Ketchikan Fire Department personnel. The responding units were on scene until 1:30 pm Thursday.
The fire is currently under investigation by the Ketchikan Fire Department and the Ketchikan Police Department investigators.
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