Moderate drought conditions and above-average temperatures continue in Juneau. That has led to dry conditions and an increase in fire department calls over the past few days.
Fire reported in hospital’s bathroom Wednesday morning
An explosion was heard, and fire and smoke was observed in the bathroom for the Emergency Room’s waiting room.
No injuries in Seward Street fire, though several businesses affected
Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto said construction underway in the building could have facilitated the fire’s spread, but firefighters quickly contained it.
Plane makes emergency landing in Mendenhall Wetlands
A small plane made an emergency landing into the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge Friday after losing power.
Juneau dog rescued from Mendenhall Lake ice
An unidentified bystander walked out onto ice and entered the water to help the dog on Monday.
Fire damages commercial building
The fire caused about $750,000 in damages to the Alcan Electrical and Engineering building on Airport Boulevard.
Point Lena house destroyed by fire
No one was reported injured after a Sunday evening fire at 17000 block of Point Lena Loop Road.
Video: Firefighter’s-eye view of live burn training
“There’s never enough training,” says Assistant Chief Ed Quinto. “Especially when your life and other people’s lives depend on it.”
Live burn training with Capital City Fire/Rescue
Capital City Fire/Rescue held a drill Saturday with a live fire at an old log cabin on Mendenhall Loop Road. Firefighters practiced entering the structure, attacking the fire, searches and rescues.
One injury reported in downtown boat yard fire
Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto says multiple boats, multiple shipping containers and one structure were on fire in the boat yard.