No injuries in Chugiak house fire

Morning fire started in attached garage


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Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a home on Green Garden Drive in Chugiak Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. There were no injuries in the fire, which officials said caused an estimated $300,000 in damage.

Star photo by Matt Tunseth

No one was injured in a Chugiak house fire Tuesday, Aug. 6 that caused at least $300,000 in damages, according to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department.

A combined 10 units from the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department and the Anchorage Fire Department responded to the blaze, said incident commander Clifton Dalton with the CVFD. The fire, which was called in by a neighbor at around 7:30 a.m., was under control within about 15 minutes, Dalton said.

Homeowners Doug and Cynthia Henie were unharmed. Doug Henie said he was at work at when he was notified of the fire. He said his wife was in the house when she heard a loud noise in the attached garage and subsequently discovered the area in flames as she exited the house.

“It was fully engulfed after that,” Henie said.

Henie said a truck, car and two snowmachines also burned in the fire. The family has lived in the home since 1995.

Dalton said investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze. He said the garage and part of the house were destroyed, but that crews were able to keep flames from spreading to the rest of the home.

 

Contact Matt Tunseth at 694-2727 or matt.tunseth@alaskastar.com

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