2 families displaced by Muldoon fire

Devin Kelly
Anchorage fire fighters responded to a fire in one of the units at 7860 Creekside Center Drive off of Muldoon Road on Friday night, January 3, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A fire heavily damaged a residence on Creekside Center Drive near Muldoon Road Friday, January 3, 2013.
Photo courtesy of William Corbett

A fire engulfed an apartment in a Muldoon townhouse Friday night and displaced at least 9 people, officials said.

No one was home at the time and there were no injuries, said Fire Station 6 Capt. Danny Costanios.

Thirteen units responded at 6:14 p.m. to 7860 Creekside Center Drive, a building in the Grass Creek Village Apartments.

The blaze was contained by 6:50 p.m., Costanios said. He said he talked to one of the apartment's residents and she told him she was doing OK.

"She's very distraught because of everything lost, but she's just happy no one was hurt," Costainios said.

A total of three apartments are in the building, but the other two were untouched by the flames because of the fire wall in the attic. However, smoke damage might be an issue, officials said.  

The Red Cross said via social media they were delivering aid to two families displaced by the fire -- some 9 people.

William Corbett, who lives two doors down, said he was making dinner when he saw the fire from his upstairs window. He said he initially thought more than one townhouse was burning because of the amount of flame. The blaze was hot enough to melt the siding on a neighboring townhouse.

Authorities said the fire began on the first floor and is still under investigation.


By Devin Kelley