Gastineau Apartments catch fire, again

Update | 8:26 p.m.

KTOO’s Matt Miller shot this raw video from the scene earlier today.

Update | 8:20 p.m.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto says firefighters went through the building and found evidence of squatting, but nobody inside.

Update | 7:56 p.m.

Building owner James Barrett says he has no idea what caused the fire. He says the building was secure.

Update | 7:37 p.m.

The fire is out, says Tom Mattice, emergency programs manager for the City & Borough of Juneau.

Original post | 7:31 p.m.

The Gastineau Apartments on fire on March 21, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)
Flames and smoke from Saturday’s fire at the Gastineau Apartments building. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

The condemned Gastineau Apartments building in downtown Juneau caught fire again this evening.

Flames inside the building and a gray smoke plume were visible as firefighters responded around 7 p.m. By about 7:20, the blaze appeared to be under control.

The building had been condemned since first burning in November 2012. An unattended candle was determined to be the probable cause in that fire. About 40 people had lived in the building.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.