Fire

The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
The Thane Ore House burns during a live fire training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)
A Jeep Liberty is pictured after a fire in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

‘Stubborn’ fire burns Jeep

It took hundreds of gallons of water to put out.

A Jeep Liberty is pictured after a fire in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters respond to a house fire on Douglas Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The owners were not home at the time, and were unharmed, but two dogs died in the blaze. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters respond to a house fire on Douglas Highway on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The owners were not home at the time, and were unharmed, but two dogs died in the blaze. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
JDHS student Finn Adam (left) and homeschool student James Zuiderduin (right), Capital City Fire/Rescue cadets, practice advancing a hose under pressure at their final day of training with the CCFD on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Richard McGrail | Juneau Empire File)

CCFR looking for high school cadets

Capital City Fire/Rescue is looking for high school students to join its cadet program.

JDHS student Finn Adam (left) and homeschool student James Zuiderduin (right), Capital City Fire/Rescue cadets, practice advancing a hose under pressure at their final day of training with the CCFD on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Richard McGrail | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue workers return gear to an emergency vehicle in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

House fire in Valley is suspicious, CCFR says

Law enforcement agencies are investigating a suspicious house fire.

Capital City Fire/Rescue workers return gear to an emergency vehicle in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
A burnt 1990 Ford Bronco 2 sits in a parking lot near Twin Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. The fire started when the front right brake caliper got stuck and overheated, Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto said. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Car catches fire near Twin Lakes after brake overheats

Two friends were able to escape a car unharmed before it caught on fire near Twin Lakes on Wednesday night, Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief… Continue reading

A burnt 1990 Ford Bronco 2 sits in a parking lot near Twin Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. The fire started when the front right brake caliper got stuck and overheated, Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto said. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiences of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fire department gets funding for another ambulance crew

Starting in October, Capital City Fire/Rescue will be able to have an extra ambulance staffed around the clock. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly… Continue reading

A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger off the Radiences of the Seas downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Smoke rises from a home on Fritz Cove Road on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)

Nobody harmed in Fritz Cove basement fire

A fire broke out at a home on Fritz Cove Road on Saturday night, Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Tod Chambers said, but nobody was… Continue reading

Smoke rises from a home on Fritz Cove Road on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)
Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)

Fire destroys trailer, kills dog

A Saturday morning blaze in Switzer Village resulted in the total loss of a double-wide trailer. The home didn’t have any humans inside during the… Continue reading

Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)
Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters work to secure a former Waste Management recycling building that caught fire on Aug. 9, 2018. The building was already being demolished when the fire happened, CCFR officials said (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

Demolition efforts spark fire at former recycling building

A building that was being demolished caught fire early Thursday morning, Capital City Fire/Rescue officials said. Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, a Waste Management employee… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters work to secure a former Waste Management recycling building that caught fire on Aug. 9, 2018. The building was already being demolished when the fire happened, CCFR officials said (Courtesy Photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)
A house at 8460 Kimberly Street burns as Capital City Fire/Rescue responses on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Anna Hay | Courtesy Photo)

Dog wakes residents, alerts them to house fire

In the case of a Friday afternoon house fire in the Mendenhall Valley, a small dog was the first responder.

A house at 8460 Kimberly Street burns as Capital City Fire/Rescue responses on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Anna Hay | Courtesy Photo)
The sign of Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park is pictured Friday, July 13, 2018. A fire rendered one mobile home a total loss, according to a statement from Capital City Fire/Rescue. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Second Valley fire this week stems from suspicious circumstances, fire marshal says

This article has been updated with more information from the fire department. For the second time this week, there was a large fire in the… Continue reading

The sign of Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park is pictured Friday, July 13, 2018. A fire rendered one mobile home a total loss, according to a statement from Capital City Fire/Rescue. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Charred trees rise above a burnt motor home and shed at a Mendenhall Valley home on July 10, 2018. An early-morning fire damaged the shed, the motor home, a fish smokehouse and a Chevy truck. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Charred trees rise above a burnt motor home and shed at a Mendenhall Valley home on July 10, 2018. An early-morning fire damaged the shed, the motor home, a fish smokehouse and a Chevy truck. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Fire destroys structures, vehicles, but doesn’t harm residents

A Mendenhall Valley fire destroyed multiple structures and cars early Tuesday morning, and Capital City Fire/Rescue officials aren’t ruling out the possibility that the fire… Continue reading

Downtown fire chars Salvation Army dumpster

It was a good time for a training session. A Saturday morning dumpster fire at Juneau’s downtown Salvation Army thrift store was quickly extinguished as… Continue reading