A Big Lake cabin fire that spread to nearby grass Monday afternoon drew a response from several local and state agencies including volunteer firefighters, the Alaska Division of Forestry and Alaska State Troopers.
Mat-Su Borough spokesperson Patty Sullivan says the cabin -- about 12 feet by 40 feet -- burned to the ground in the blaze, which was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the vicinity of South Francine Street. The cabin was in the process of being rented but was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters from the Houston and Willow volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.
Sullivan says about two-tenths of an acre of wild lands near the cabin also burned. According to Alaska Division of Forestry spokesperson Norm MacDonald, crews from the division were in control of the grass portion of the blaze.
AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen said troopers conducted traffic control in the area of the fire.