By KTUU News Staff
Channel 2 News
11:42 AM AKDT, November 1, 2012
In Talkeetna, a Thursday morning fire destroyed a food trailer behind the Denali Zipline, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The fire happened around 2:25 a.m. and troopers were notified that Talkeetna Fire Department was responding to the blaze.
Ken Farina, Chief of the Talkeetna Fire Department, said "for a while the main street was nothing but fire trucks."
Crews battled the blaze for two and a half hours to bring it under control.
The Talkeetna Fire Department said the origin of the of fire started in the Dumpling Cafe, which is a complete loss and the Denali Zipline is totaled.
It also damaged Denali Dry Goods, which suffered extensive damage.
Troopers said an investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was not suspicious and no injuries were reported.
Crews from Central Mat-Su, Meadow Lakes, Willow, Houston and Caswell also responded to fight the fire.
Here's the original troopers dispatch posted Thursday morning:
Case number: AK12246791
Type: Structure Fire
Text: On 11/1/12 at approximately 0225 hours, Troopers were notified
that Talkeetna Fire was responding to a structure fire in Downtown Talkeetna
and there was not an all clear. While responding Troopers were informed
it was a closed business and was clear. Investigation determined the fire
originated in a food trailer behind the Zipline. The trailer was a total
loss and there was considerable damage to the Zipline business. There were
no injuries and the fire is not suspicious in origin according to the Fire
Received Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:01 AM and posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:57 AM
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