UPDATE: Brush fire extinguished in Fairview after spreading to camp, AFD says

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A small fire that broke out in a camp located in a wooded area has been extinguished, according to AFD.

The fire, which was initially reported to be a brush fire, had also spread to burn part of an established campsite in the woods.

Crews remained on scene to resolve the call and ensure the safety of those camping in the wooded area. No injuries were reported.

Original Story:

An area downtown was consumed with fire Wednesday morning, according to the Anchorage Fire Department, which had units on the way.

The fire was called in to AFD dispatchers by officers with the Anchorage Police Department, who noticed the smoke in the area of 16th Street and Cordova in the downtown neighborhood of Fairview.

The fire was a reported brush fire in a wooded area, and may have been adjacent to a camp of some kind according to authorities. The exact scope of the fire isn't known, as units were still being dispatched as of 9:25 a.m.

Alex Boyd, assistant fire chief at AFD, said they dispatched crews minutes before taking the call from KTUU. The goal is to stop the fire from spreading in the treeline, however Boyd said no structures were involved.

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