House fire claims Chugiak home


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A Birchwood home was destroyed by fire Friday, May 24 on Jayhawk Lane off Birchwood Loop.

According to the Chugiak Volunteer Fire Department, a fire was reported at around 12:30 a.m. When crews arrived, an attached garage was fully engulfed in flames, said CVFD spokesman Jeff Hartley.

Four units from Chugiak and additional two from Eagle River Station responded to the blaze, which was finally extinguished at around 5:30 a.m. Hartley said the home was completely destroyed, but that the occupant was uninjured.

“It was a really bad fire,” he said.

Hartley said the cause of the fire was unknown but it was believed to have started in the garage.

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