Residential Structure Fire
Contact: Al Tamagni
On Wednesday evening, January 1, 2014 at approximately 11:15pm the Anchorage Fire Department dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call from the occupant of 3924 Borland Dr. reporting that their house was on fire. The caller reported “that the whole house is on fire”. The caller also stated that all of the occupants were out of the house. AFD dispatched 12 units to the structure fire.
First arriving crews reported that the house was heavily involved in flames and initiated an attack on the fire. The residence was considered a total loss and a trailer that was parked next to the house sustained approximately $3000.00 in damages.
Investigation determined that the cause of the fire was an electric portable heater that was placed too close to a pile of closes in a utility room. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
The Anchorage Fire Department wants to remind the public to check your smoke alarms and ensure they work and replace the batteries twice a year. Also if your using a space heater, keep in mind they need space and keep items at least three feet away from the heater.
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