The old Matanuska Maid dairy building in Palmer was nearly destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning, according to Palmer officials.
John Owen, the city's public safety director, says dispatchers got a call shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday that the vacated building was on fire. Crews arrived to find flames completely engulfing the structure.
Crews from both Palmer Fire and the Mat-Su Central Fire Department responded to the blaze, using at least two ladder trucks as well as "a number" of other apparatus.
The fire was extinguished by 7 a.m., after fire crews attacked it from all sides. Owen says the building will likely be a total loss.
No one was believed to be inside the building, and the fire marshal had been called to investigate.
Do you have pictures or video of the fire? Send them to Channel 2 News.
Email Jason Lamb