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No one injured in Friday morning fire


October 25, 2011
Tuesday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan firefighters were busy Friday morning responding to a call reporting "smoke and flames coming form the windows and a person trapped inside".

The first call came in to 911 dispatchers at 10:18 AM with first arriving units on the scene in less than four minutes.  According to Frank Share, Chief of the Ketchikan Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, all of the occupants were accounted for and safely outside with heavy smoke showing from the eaves and windows. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly said Chief Share. Due to a short response time the fire was contained to the mud room, part of the living room and 1 bedroom. Share said approximately 20% of the structure was damaged.  

No one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation said Share.

Twenty-one (21) Ketchikan Fire Department members responded along with mutual aid provided by North and South Tongass Volunteer Fire Departments.

The Red Cross began making arrangements for temporary housing and supplies for the owners on Friday. The home located at 2412 3rd Avenue is owned by Henry and Berna Seludo.

Chief Share reminds readers to “Check their Smoke Alarms” and “Have an Escape Plan” with their families.



Source of News: 

Ketchikan Fire Department


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