City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Capital City Fire/Rescue

12/22/2013 Structure fire - Alderwood Apartments 9000 Stephan Richards Drive

On Sunday, December 22, 2013, at approximately 1:00PM, Capital City Fire Rescue responded to 9000 Stephen Richards Drive for a possible structure fire in an apartment at the Alderwood Apartments Building. Upon arrival of fire personnel, there was a noticable odor of melting plastic. The windows of apartment 105 were covered in black soot and fire personnel forced open the front door where dark black smoke came out the door. The fire crew was able to quickly search the apartment and did not find any occupants. There was a small fire that was quickly extinguished with very little water used. Portable fans were used to get the rest of the smoke out of the apartment. The two occupants that lived in the apartment were not home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported. There was approximately $15,000 in fire and smoke damage and the apartment was insured. The cause of the fire was determined to be in the kitchen at the electric stove top where a burner had been accidentally turned on and nearby combustible materials ignited, spreading the fire. The American Red Cross provided assistance to the occupants. All fire personnel cleared the incident at approximately 2:30PM.

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