June 12, 2007
Chief Scott Davis of the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department said the department responded to a report of a dryer fire at 5:41 pm. Chief Davis said, "The fire quickly escalated to involve the entire structure and two additional alarms were called." He said 41 firefighter responded including 7 from Ketchikan Fire Department and 9 from North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department.
Photograph by Jim Lewis
The home owned by Susan Hoyt had been rented for approximately seven years by Steve and Stacy Carroway who lived there along with their three children.
Hoyt told SitNews that the home was built in the 1920's and was originally used as an assayer's office. Hoyt said there had been numerous additions to the home over the years and the building was uninsured. According to Hoyt, the renters did not have renter's insurance; however an account has been set up in the Carroway's name at First Bank in Ketchikan.
There were no injuries; however there was extensive damage to the structure. Hoyt said she learned of the fire Saturday.
According to Fire Chief Scott
Davis of the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department, the cause
of the fire is still being investigated.