Firefighters respond to North Douglas house fire

No injuries were initially reported after a Tuesday evening house fire on the 6400 block of North Douglas Highway.

Alaska Electric Light and Power turned off electricity to the structure while firefighters worked to put out the fire.

Capt. John Krebsbach of Capital City Fire/Rescue says North Douglas Highway traffic was closed in both directions for about two hours so they could position their trucks near the house and run hoses across the highway.

Krebsbach says the first firefighters on the scene saw smoke coming from the eaves of the structure.

“Flames were also visible from the rear of the structure,” says Krebsbach. “Personnel pulled two hose lines and started an offensive fire attack, and extinguished the fire.”

The extent of damage to the 1,300 square foot home has not been determined yet.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire which was called in about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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