Rescue at Anchorage Apartment Fire

One firefighter was injured during an apartment fire in Anchorage.
(Anchorage Fire Department)

Fire on the third floor in Campbell Park

Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

(MCT)

Apr. 27–Firefighters rescued a person from a blaze Monday evening that displaced all residents of an apartment building in Anchorage’s Campbell Park neighborhood.

The person who was rescued was injured, and a firefighter also suffered minor injuries, the Anchorage Fire Department said.

Assistant Fire Chief Alex Boyd said the Red Cross was at the scene to provide housing assistance. Boyd said he believes there were 14 units in the building, although he did not know how many people lived in the building. Boyd would not say if the injured person was treated at a hospital or what their injuries were.

Firefighters were called to the complex at Wright Street and East 46th Avenue, near Lake Otis Parkway and Tudor Road, around 7:45 p.m. Heavy smoke was pouring from the building and flames were inside near the back, Boyd said.

It took a little over an hour for crews to control the fire, Boyd said. In total, 21 units from the department were dispatched to the scene, Boyd said.

“The third floor is a total loss,” Boyd said. “There’s significant damage on the second floor and water damage throughout the building.”

The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, and Boyd said an investigation is ongoing.

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