Firefighters respond Monday evening to the site of a structure fire on Meander Way. Three people and a dog made it out of the residence without suffering injuries, according to Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager, but a cat was determined to be deceased as a result of the blaze. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Firefighters respond Monday evening to the site of a structure fire on Meander Way. Three people and a dog made it out of the residence without suffering injuries, according to Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager, but a cat was determined to be deceased as a result of the blaze. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Investigation continues into structure fire

3 people and a dog escaped the blaze, but a cat did not.

Capital City Fire/Rescue released an update to Monday’s Mendenhall Valley structure fire on Meander Way.

[Fire causes extensive damage to Mendenhall Valley area residence]

Though the home was occupied at the time of the fire, there were no human injuries and a dog also escaped unharmed, however, a cat died due to the fire, according to CCFR.

At approximately 8:11 p.m. on Monday evening, CCFR was dispatched to a home in the 3400 block of Meander Way. According to CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager, upon fire personnel’s arrival, the two-story residence was under heavy fire on the exterior wall as well as fire and heavy smoke observed from inside of the structure.

An investigation into the fire’s origin began immediately during fire suppression activity, and it was determined that the fire had started on the exterior of the structure. While the home was reported as being insured, the damage is estimated at approximately $175,000.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to contact Jager at (907)586-5322 ext. 4323 or Juneau Police Department at 907-586-0600.

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

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