Anchorage Apartment Fire Still Being Investigated

Firefighters respond the the apartment fire in Midtown Anchorage. Photo by Daysha Eaton, KSKA – Anchorage.

Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a 24-unit apartment building in Midtown Anchorage Thursday morning.

Anchorage Fire Department spokesman Al Tagmani says it may take a while because of the scale and intensity of the fire.

Officials say that 10 people stayed at the Red Cross shelter at the Spenard Recreation Center Thursday night. Four residents remained at the shelter Friday morning.

The Red Cross is working with the Salvation Army to house the residents who remain at the shelter. Animal Care & Control has been reuniting pets from the burned building with their owners. About 45 people lived in the 24-unit midtown “Calais Arms” building that burned Thursday morning.