Apartment Fire Started by Fish Tank Air Pump

Fire Department

On Monday, July 15, 2013 at approximately 07:39am the Anchorage Fire Department (AFD) received a call from an alarm company reporting a general fire alarm at 1400 W 25th ave.  Then at 7:42am the AFD dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call reporting that there was smoke from apartment 17.  Twelve units were dispatched to the apartment building.

First arriving crews reported that they did not see any smoke or flames but were continuing to investigate.  Once crews starting investigating they found heavy black smoke coming from apartment 17 which was located on the second floor of the building.  When crews entered the apartment they extinguished the minor fire which originated in the living room.

Investigation revealed that the fire started on the floor behind a 50 gallon fish tank at the air pump.  The fish tank and stand were destroyed.  There is do damage estimate for this fire.  There were no injuries or fatalities reported.

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