Fairview fire displaces residents of 28-unit building

bbrasch@adn.comNovember 8, 2013 

An early-morning fire Friday left all residents of a 28-unit Fairview apartment building displaced, said an Anchorage Fire Department battalion chief.

The fire department received a structure fire call at 3:27 a.m. and found two top-floor units of the Northwind Apartments engulfed in flames, said James Dennis, Anchorage fire battalion chief. The building is at 524 E. 11th Ave.

Fire Department spokesman Al Tamagni said only the two units, on the third floor, were damaged. He said 12 fire department units responded to the fire.

Dennis said two people were rescued, one was escorted out of the building and everyone else inside was able to escape uninjured.

Dennis said investigators are looking into what caused the fire, but there is no suspicion of foul play. It was unclear early on how many units were affected or the severity of damage, which will determine when residents can return, he said.

Bruce Whelan, with the American Red Cross of Alaska, said the Red Cross is providing housing for five displaced residents, who were taken to hotel rooms in a People Mover bus. He said the Red Cross is also providing the two cats and a few dogs from the apartment with a stay in a veterinary clinic.

Reach Benjamin Brasch at bbrasch@adn.com or 257-4349. Twitter: twitter.com/ben_brasch

 

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