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Crews Respond to Large Midtown Anchorage Apartment Fire

By | January 3, 2013

A large fire burned an apartment building in Midtown Anchorage this morning. Officials say they are still gathering details.

Anchorage firefighters battled an early morning blaze at a Midtown Anchorage apartment building. Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage.

The smell of fire permeated midtown Anchorage this morning. Al Tamagni is a spokesperson for the Anchorage Fire Department. He says around 8:40 Thursday morning crews responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a large apartment building on fire at 34th and Eureka.

“While they were in route they were being notified that additional 911 calls were coming in reporting that the roof was on fire. Units got here, saw fire heavily involved on the roof. They did call for a second alarm with additional resources. Crews have been actively fighting the fire. We have approximately 25 apparatus here at this point. We have no report of any fatalities. We have two people who were transported to a local hospital,” Tamagni said.

Tamagni says about 25 people from the burned building have taken shelter at a nearby church and the Red Cross is assisting them.

This is a developing story and more details will be available on Alaska New Nightly tonight.

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