Fatality Trailer Fire
Contact: Al Tamagni
On Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at approximately 5:55pm the Anchorage Fire Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a trailer fire in the Rangeview Trailer Court located at 705 Muldoon Rd. The Anchorage Fire Department dispatched 15 units to the trailer fire.
Several callers reported smoke was coming from the trailer and one caller reported that someone was still in the trailer. Anchorage Police Department (APD) advised upon their arrival that the trailer was fully engulfed and confirmed that there was still a person inside.
First arriving crews on location reported smoke and fire from the rear of the trailer. Crews initiated a fast attack on the fire and to search the trailer for the occupant. Shortly after crews arrived they were able to find the occupant and remove them from the trailer.
There were two patients transported from the scene to local hospitals. One patient later died of their injuries.
Red Cross was requested to assist one person with lodging needs.
There were no other injuries as a result of the fire. Cause of the fire is under investigation. No further information is available at this time.
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