Man dies in Anchorage motor home fire

A man and two pets died early Sunday in a fire that destroyed a motor home parked at a South Anchorage auto repair shop.

The Anchorage Fire Department first received 911 calls about the fire at 1:16 a.m., said Fire Marshal Cleo Hill.

When firefighters got to the scene, the motor home was “fully involved." At the peak, 12 firefighting units worked to put out the fire, according to Hill.

Firefighters found a man and two pets dead inside, she said. Hall said she didn’t know what type of animals the pets were.

The man’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner Office in Anchorage to be identified.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze. The fire “does not appear suspicious,” Hill said.

On Sunday, the charred remnants of the motor home remained on the property of Rally Automotive Repair on Arctic Boulevard, south of International Airport Road.


Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.