CCFR crews work to contain a residential structure fire in the 2800 block of Engineers Cut-Off Road on Thursday afternoon where it was reported that a 51-year-old man was the only casualty. (Courtesy Photo / CCFR)

CCFR crews work to contain a residential structure fire in the 2800 block of Engineers Cut-Off Road on Thursday afternoon where it was reported that a 51-year-old man was the only casualty. (Courtesy Photo / CCFR)

Authorities investigating fatal fire

A Juneau man died after a residential structure fire Thursday afternoon, according to Juneau Police Department.

The fire took place in the 2800 block of Engineers Cut-Off Road at approximately 1:53 p.m., according to Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager. Jager said that while en route, dispatch advised there was someone still inside the home. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a two-story log cabin home with smoke visible from the back of the home.

Fire personnel found a man inside of the home and immediately brought him outside where additional personnel began life-saving efforts for the unconscious man who ended up being declared deceased at the scene. The deceased man has been identified as a 51-year-old Juneau resident, although police did not release his name, and his next of kin has been notified. There were no other reported injuries, according to Capital City Fire/Rescue

“The fire marshal and Juneau Police Department conducted a combined fire origin and cause investigation due to the fire resulting in a fatality,” Jager said. “The investigation revealed that the fire had occurred on the first floor in the kitchen area. The actual cause for this fire is still undetermined at this time. Smoke alarms were present and were operational.”

Damage is estimated at approximately $1000,000. There were no other reported injuries. Jager said CCFR would like to offer their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

• Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

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