Early Morning Fire Damages Church
Contact: Al Tamagni
On Friday morning, August 17th at approximately 12:12am the Anchorage Fire Department received a call from ADT Alarm Company reporting a fire alarm at 3600 Macinnes St., First Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. While fire crews were enroute to the fire additional 9-1-1 calls were received indicating that there were flames showing from the roof.
First arriving fire crews reported flames from the roof and attic area just above the sanctuary and requested additional fire crews be dispatched to the scene. A total of twenty pieces of apparatus were dispatched to assist with the fire. The fire was brought under control at approximately 1:30am. The church was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
Damage estimate is unknown at this time. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
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