- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Fire officials say an early morning fire in Anchorage was caused by discarded cigarettes.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GqvFj4 ) that the fire was reported just before 1:30 Tuesday morning.

When firefighters arrived, they say flames were running up the side of the home and shooting through the roof. Crews were able to put out the fire.

No injuries have been reported. The flames also damaged a nearby home.

Anchorage Fire Department Capt. Jeff Hoke says that in Anchorage’s current weather conditions, embers can ignite and start fires accidentally.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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