House fire displaces 4 people in Turnagain neighborhood of Anchorage

A fire heavily damaged a home in Anchorage’s Turnagain neighborhood Monday morning and displaced four residents, Assistant Fire Chief Alex Boyd said.

Firefighters were called to the Loussac Drive home at 10:05 a.m. When crews arrived five minutes later, large flames were visible, he said.

One person was home when the blaze began but managed to get out of the building safely with a pet, he said. No one was injured.

Thirteen fire units responded to the scene and crews were able to control the blaze by 11:39 a.m., Boyd said.

“It ended up having to be a defensive fire, meaning that we were not able to suppress the fire interior until it was knocked down outside,” he said.

The cause is under investigation, Boyd said.

Firefighters remained on scene Monday afternoon. Much of the roof had collapsed by then and the house’s white siding was charred.

Red Cross is providing assistance to the four occupants displaced by the blaze, Boyd said.