City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
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Capital City Fire/Rescue

12-20-2016 Commercial Structure Fire Response Foodland/IGA Store

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at approximately 1:46 PM, Capital City Fire Rescue responded to the downtown Foodland/IGA Store for a reported fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel advised there was smoke visible inside and a confirmed fire. Further investigation revealed that a commercial food smoker had caught fire and filled the back storage area with smoke. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the smoker unit. Fire personnel assisted with ventilating the store and shortly after allowed employees and shoppers back inside. The cause of the fire was most likely due to a lack of cleaning maintenance being conducted and the build up of grease ignited. One person was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for minor smoke inhalation. Submitted by: Fire Marshal Daniel Jager

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