Smoke billowed from windows, but no flames could be seen when fire fighters arrived at a house fire Tuesday afternoon near Andreanoff Drive, just past fire station five.
According to Capital City Fire and Rescue, no one was at home at the time of the fire at 17421 Christine Avenue.
Assistant Chief Brian Long describes the response:
“Two fire engines, one ladder truck, one medic unit, one squad unit and several command support vehicles responded to the scene with a total of 18 personnel.”
He says firefighters found the seat of the fire and knock it down quickly.
The fire was under control about 25 minutes after they arrived, and declared completely out about an hour later.
The structure is described as a manufactured home and Long made no damage estimate. The cause of the fire is under investigation,
- The Juneau Assembly declined to pass a broaden sales tax exemption for seniors. Opposition from businesses prodded elected officials to refer the initiative back to committee.
- Fines for pet owners whose for critters scooped up by animal control officers have gone up. The fees hadn't been adjusted for nearly 17 years.
- Local education officials are applying for state money to replace and repair leaky roofs at several Juneau schools. About $5 million is coming in over the next five years earmarked for school maintenance from sales tax money that voters approved in the Oct. 3 election.
- "They’re calling it GTA, grand theft Anchorage, right now," said Rep. Lora Reinbold, who says she wants to repeal Senate Bill 91. "It’s outrageous, what’s going on in the city that I love.”