One person dead, another injured in mobile home fire


by Your Alaska Link News Team
by Victoria Taylor

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage authorities say one person has died and another was injured in a mobile home fire.

"I heard the sirens about 2 this morning. I came outside, saw flames and smoke," said John Powell. Powell lives next door to the burnt trailer.

The fire occured Friday morning at the Glacier terrace mobile home park on the 4100 block of DeBarr Road.
The Anchorage Fire Department says initial reports indicate that the trailer was almost fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
Firefighters say the injured person was taken to a local hospital.
Fire Capt. Joe Cizk says the body was found when crews entered the mobile home.

Powell says he has known both residents since 2006. The neighborhood is very friendly, and everyone was a "tight knit" group, according to Powell.

He says he will miss his neighbor.
Associated Press contributed to this story.