AFD: No injuries in South Anchorage house fire

mtheriault@adn.comJanuary 19, 2014 

Firefighters responded to a house fire off Birch Road on Sunday evening.


Firefighters said a South Anchorage house fire was under control as of Sunday night and no one was believed to be hurt.

The Anchorage Fire Department first heard reports of the blaze, at 10600 Birch Road near the intersection with O'Malley Road, at around 6 p.m., said Don Tallman, a dispatch supervisor.

Callers reported "heavy fire coming from the first floor," he said.

At the peak, 16 units responded to the scene, in part because a pocket of the neighborhood lacks fire hydrants and water had to be transported from nearby Service High School, Tallman said.

The fire was under control by 7:22 p.m., Tallman said.

No people are believed to have been inside, he said.

Firefighters were still on-scene tearing down walls to check for hot spots Sunday night, according to the fire department.

A fire investigator will determine what caused the fire.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at or 257-4344.


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