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Anchorage firefighters douse small brush fire near Service High School

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: August 19, 2019
  • Published August 19, 2019

Firefighters knocked down a small brush fire Monday evening that started in the woods behind Service High School in East Anchorage, the Anchorage Fire Department said.

The 100- by 50-foot fire was reported at 6:49 p.m. and contained by 8:07 p.m., the fire department said in an alert.

Assistant Chief Erich Scheunemann said the fire was burning in grasses and black spruce near the Service High hockey rinks. Twelve units responded to douse the flames.

“Crews will be remaining on location containing the fire and mopping up hot spots,” the fire department said. “No damage to school property or injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

The brush fire comes amid multiple, much larger fires that continue to burn throughout Southcentral Alaska after being stoked by intense weekend winds.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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