Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

Hazel LeCount holds her pet dog, Serenity, as she waits with other residents to be let back into the Channel View Apartments on Sunday after a fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

2 taken to hospital after downtown apartment fire

Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office are still at the scene tonight after a top floor apartment fire in downtown Juneau. 

According to online reports from Capital City Fire/Rescue, two people inside the Channel View Apartments were transported to Bartlett Regional Hospital for an evaluation due to smoke inhalation. Personnel from CCFR were not immediately available to report how many people will be displaced as a result of the fire.

Deputy Fire Marshal Sven Pearson, along with members of American Red Cross, were still at the scene in the 300 block of Gastineau Avenue after engines halted the flames.

Pearson said his team did not have a picture yet of what caused the fire that began at approximately 5 p.m., but it does seem at the moment to have been contained to one unit on the fifth floor.

“We’re just trying to see what happened, what we can make of it,” Pearson said outside the complex.

The apartment complex’s entrance is also on the fifth floor, which opens onto Gastineau Avenue. Across the street from the complex sits the downtown Juneau Public Library. The complex houses 22 units and is a limited-income housing option managed by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Southeast Alaska.

This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.

• Contact reporter Paula Ann Solis at 523-2272 or paula.solis@juneauempire.com.

Firemen wait outside the entrance of the Channel View Apartments on Sunday afternoon. A fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

Firemen wait outside the entrance of the Channel View Apartments on Sunday afternoon. A fire broke out in a unit on the fifth floor.

Firemen wait on Franklin Street after responding to a fire at the Channel View Apartments on Sunday.

Firemen wait on Franklin Street after responding to a fire at the Channel View Apartments on Sunday.

Firefighters leave the Channel View Apartments Sunday after clearing the building in response to a fire on the building's fifth floor.

Firefighters leave the Channel View Apartments Sunday after clearing the building in response to a fire on the building’s fifth floor.

More in News

(Juneau Empire file photo)
Aurora forecast for the week of Feb. 26

These forecasts are courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola (center) walks with Alaska Rep. Will Stapp, R-Fairbanks, and Alaska Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, into the Alaska House of Representatives chambers ahead of her annual address to the Alaska Legislature on Monday. (Mark Sabbatini/Juneau Empire)
Peltola celebrates federal intervention in Albertsons, Kroger merger in legislative address

Congresswoman says wins for Alaska’s fisheries and state’s economy occurring through collaboration.

Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, speaks in support of Senate concurrence on a version of an education bill passed by the Alaska House last week during a Senate floor discussion on Monday. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Senate concurs on House education bill, Dunleavy is skeptical

Dunleavy schedules press conference Tuesday afternoon in Anchorage to discuss the legislation.

A photo by Ben Huff being exhibited as part of his presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Museum)
Here’s what’s happening for First Friday in March

Both the state and city museums are celebrating 20 years of artistic… Continue reading

Goose Creek Correctional Center is seen in fall. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Corrections)
Alaska prison failed to provide adequate dental care to inmates, state investigator finds

Goose Creek Correctional Center has gone years without a hygienist, forcing patients to wait

Jirdes Winther Baxter chats with Wayne Bertholl during her 100th birthday celebration Saturday at the Juneau Yacht Club. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Jirdes Winther Baxter, last survivor of 1925 Nome serum run, celebrates 100th birthday in Juneau

Five generations of family, dozens of friends and a coalition of political leaders offer tributes.

The Safeway supermarket in Juneau, seen here Oct. 4, 2023, is among those in Alaska that might be sold if its parent company, Albertsons Companies Inc., merges with Kroger Co., the parent company of Fred Meyer. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

Eight states, not including Alaska, join lawsuit against parent companies of Fred Meyer and Safeway.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
Police calls for Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Most Read