One 'seriously injured' after jumping from second story of burning Palmer home

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PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - Two people remain in the hospital early Wednesday due to house fire in Palmer, one of whom sustained "serious injuries" after jumping from a window to escape the blaze.

The single family home on North Vista Drive was reportedly "fully involved" when a neighbor across the street called in the fire at 8:29 a.m.

Ken Barkley, deputy director of emergency services in the borough said, "There were two occupants in the house, and both escaped, but one had to leap from an upstairs window."

While neither of the victims are in a "life-threatening" condition, the person who jumped is considered to have suffered serious injuries from the fall.

The home is being declared a total loss, and investigators on the scene are inspecting the damage. Right now, Barkley said, the cause and origin of the fire are unknown.

One dog was also inside the home at the time, but has not been located yet.

Fire fighters with the Palmer Fire Department and Butte Fire Department assisted with the extinguishing efforts.