On Monday, July 15, 2013 at approximately 1:34pm that Anchorage Fire Department Dispatch center received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a four-plex on fire at 501 San Juan Ci. The Anchorage Fire Department initially dispatched 12 units to the scene. The first arriving crew reported that three quarters of the building was engulfed in flames.
Due to the size and amount of fire a second alarm was dispatched which sent another 10 units to the scene. Crews had truck companies and crews with hand lines set up around the building to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.
The building is considered a total loss; cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation. There were no injuries or fatalities.
The Red Cross was contacted to assist the four families that lived in the building with lodging and other essential needs.
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