- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Firefighters in Anchorage have controlled a blaze in a three-story apartment building that’s part of a complex in the city’s Spenard neighborhood.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (https://is.gd/h4D4u3) two residents were standing on the roof when the first fire crews arrived late Monday afternoon but no one was hurt.

Fire Capt. Robert St. Clair says one woman jumped but was OK. Firefighters quickly grabbed a ladder and helped a man to the ground.

Fire department spokesman Al Tamagni says the fire at the Anchorage Sands apartments was reported by someone driving by about 4:20 p.m. Deputy Chief Jim Vignola says it was under control by about 6 p.m.

The blaze started on the building’s top floor. The cause was under investigation.

Vignola says the building that burned contained 16 units, eight of which were involved in the fire.

The Red Cross is taking care of residents who had to evacuate.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.adn.com

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