Firefighters put out a north Douglas house fire Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel and vehicles blocked North Douglas Highway while fighting the fire a little more than half a mile north of the Douglas Bridge.
The occupants of the home were away when the fire started. Firefighters tried to revive two dogs found inside the house, but the animals did not survive.
The fire was out by around 4 p.m. and the highway was re-opened. The cause and origin of the fire were still undetermined.
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- In a declaration Wednesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy amended his call for the second special session to have it take place in Juneau, rather than his original choice: Wasilla.
- The university’s previous rating of A1 has been dropped three notches to BAA1. The lower rating means it will be more expensive for the university to borrow money for various projects.
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