Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

Firefighters tackling smouldering roof fire near Lena Beach

A shed fire caught the roof interior of the adjoining house on fire.

A fire call-out for Capital City Fire/Rescue for a burning shed turned into a more protracted affair when the abutting residence’s roof insulation began to ignite as well.

The call, coming in at approximately 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday, was for a woodshed fire Out the Road.

“It was a shed and a boat back there. We don’t know what started first. The flame extended to the roof,” said CCFR assistant chief Ed Quinto in a phone interview. “The problem is we have to chase the flame.”

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

No injuries to man or beast were reported, Quinito said. The fire was a major call-out, Quinto said, with 25 firefighters responding.

“The homeowner is on scene. He reported that no one was on scene,” Quinto said. “None of the dogs were in the house.”

CCFR’s ladder truck was also called up to help address the fire inside the roof of the building safely.

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Lena Beach on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, where a shed fire ignited the interior insulation of a residence. (Courtesy photo / Robert Zager)

“There’s extensive damage to the roof,” Quinto said. “We need to get into the roof. The fire is traveling in all that foam system. Nothing’s visible.”

Fire marshal Dan Jager was on scene, Quinto said, but an explanation into the origin of the blaze could be some time in coming forth.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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