Nobody hurt as home burns in South Anchorage

House fire

A South Anchorage home caught fire Wednesday morning, sending a plume of smoke into the sky.

Firefighters were called to Avion Street on the lower Hillside around 11 a.m., said Assistant Fire Chief Alex Boyd. No one was inside the single-family home when it caught fire and there were no injuries, he said.

Eighteen units from the Anchorage Fire Department were at the scene and the fire was under control by around 11:30 a.m., Boyd said. There are no fire hydrants in the area, so tankers hauled water to the scene.

Huffman Road was temporarily closed in both directions while firefighters were on scene.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but Boyd said the investigation is ongoing.

The home was heavily damaged by fire and water on the first and second floors, he said. It is not currently fit for occupancy.

Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, focusing on breaking news. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and previously helped cover the Nebraska Legislature for The Associated Press. Contact her at