Anchorage resident killed in early morning motorhome fire

Motorhome completely destroyed in a fire on Fairbanks Street. Photo by KTUU Mike Nederbrock.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One person was killed in a fire that spread early Thursday morning, consuming at least one motorhome.

The fire was reported at 2610 Fairbanks Street at an RV park after 3 a.m., according to the Anchorage Fire Department Chief Jodie Hettrick.

The flames spread inside a "Class C" motorhome, killing one occupant. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Security at the RV park told Channel 2 at the scene that a dog was also killed in the fire, along with a man.

"Fire moves very fast in these structures," Hettrick said Thursday, saying that the AFD officers on scene reported it as being fully involved by the time they reached the area.

FPD dispatched 11 vehicles to the scene. A witness said other motorhomes may have sustained damage, but Hettrick said that was not confirmed at this time.

Fire investigators remained on the scene Thursday morning. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

This is a developing story and will be updated.



 
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