Anchorage home total loss in fire

An Anchorage home was a total loss after an overnight fire.


by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- An Anchorage home was a total loss after an overnight fire.

The Anchorage Fire Department says in a release that everyone was able to get out of the home in the city's Spenard neighborhood.
Firefighters received the call about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, and responded with 12 units.
Fire department spokesman Al Tamagni says in a statement that the house was "heavily engulfed in flames" when they arrived.
The fire was started by an electric portable heater in a utility room. Tamagni says it was placed too close to a pile of clothes.
Tamagni says space heaters should be kept at least three feet away from any objects.

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