Anchorage

Small fire extinguished at camp near Chester Creek Trail

  • Author: Zaz Hollander
  • Updated: September 5
  • Published September 5

Anchorage firefighters and police responded to a fire in a camp off the Chester Creek Trail south of the Anchorage Football Stadium on Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Anchorage Fire Department crews extinguished a small blaze contained to a homeless camp Wednesday morning in the woods near 16th Avenue and Cordova Street.

No one was injured in the fire, which was reported by Anchorage police officers around 9:15 a.m., according to assistant chief Alex Boyd.

Burning plastic and rubber created visible black smoke from the site.

Less than a quarter acre was burned, Boyd said.

The cause is under investigation, he said.