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Anchorage Fire Department
Wednesday March 1st, 2017 :: 10:06 a.m. AKST


AFD Responds to Structure Fire at 530 East 5th Avenue

At 9:04 A.M., a passerby called into 911 reporting smoke coming from a second story window at 530 East 5th Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene at 9:06 A.M., black smoke was seen coming from a window on the second floor of a commercial structure and a "working fire" was announced. AFD units responded with fourteen fire apparatus, command, and support units.
Crews entered the structure and began an aggressive fire attack while conducting a primary search on the second floor for any possible victims. The fire was declared under control by 9:16 A.M. Most of the crews have been placed in service. Three fire companies remain on location conducting salvage and overhaul operations.
No victims were found and no injuries reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

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