Fire leaves 10 homeless
July 14, 2011
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska –The Ketchikan Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 3518 Alaska Avenue Tuesday at 6:03 pm. According to Fire Chief Frank Share, the first crews arrived at 6:05 PM and reported heavy smoke and flames showing from a two-story triplex. Fire crews were informed all 10 residents were out of the house.
Chief Share said a total of 19 Ketchikan Fire Department personnel responded to the call assisted by crews from the North and South Tongass Fire Departments. Fire crews quickly brought the blaze under control. There were smoke detectors in the house.
Chief Share reported Wednesday morning that the cause was undetermined at this time according to Ketchikan Fire Department fire investigators.
Share said the local Red Cross chapter has been notified regarding assistance for shelter, food and clothing for the occupants.
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Ketchikan Fire Department
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