Alaska home set ablaze by weekend house fire, partially collapses

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A swift-moving house fire torched the inside of an Alaska home over the weekend, with flames visibly moving up to the second floor and bursting out of the loft windows.

There was one person inside, but he was reportedly able to escape without injury, according to Salcha Fire & Rescue, who responded to the blaze.

According to Chief Ernie Misewicz, the fire was reported on May 12 at 11:30 a.m. on Crazy H Lane in Salcha, Alaska. The house had "heavy fire involvement," and Misewicz wrote that fire fighters made an "aggressive attack on the fire and had the fire under control within 30 minutes."

The damage to the home, a two-story log house, was estimated to be roughly a $180,000 loss. The cause of the fire, and where it originated inside the home, are still under investigation.

Authorities say the owners were out of town at the time of the fire, and that the house was occupied by another man, who escaped without injury.