A fire that caused major damage to an apartment in the Mendenhall Valley was quickly extinguished Friday morning, said Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Ed Quinto.
CCFR was dispatched at 9:45 a.m. to the 3300 block of Tongass Boulevard for a structure fire involving a five-plex, Quinto said. Units arrived and found the fire on the second floor of the building, in a three-bedroom apartment.
There were two people inside, but they left the building safely and were not injured, Quinto said, adding that they were assisted by the American Red Cross. The building was searched for other occupants and no one else was found, he said.
The fire was extinguished within about 15 minutes and the floor was checked for fire extension. The fire was kept to the one apartment, which sustained a lot of damage, especially in one bedroom, Quinto said. No fire damage occurred to the other four units.
The Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating the cause of the fire and will also determine the estimated damage cost.