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

Capital City Fire/Rescue

4-3-08 Structure Fire on Beherends Ave

On 4-3-08 at 0730 hours CCFR responded to a report of a structure fire at 141 BEHRENDS AVE in Juneau Alaska. Two Engines an Ambulance a Rescue Truck, Volunteer Firefighters from all districts and a Chief Officer responded. The first arriving units found white smoke venting from two ends of the roof. The smoke turned black moments after our arrival. The initial attack team found that the fire was located in the attic space above the bathroom. A ventilation team cut a 4 x 4 hole in the roof venting the attic space of smoke and hot gasses. This helped prevent the fire from spreading to other parts of the attic space. The fire was quickly extinguished using a minimal amount of water. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. The basement apartment tenants were at the residence during the fire and were not aware of it until being notified by the neighbors. The quick action of the neighbors recognizing a problem early on and calling 911 allowed the resources to get there before the fire completely engulfed the attic space. Damage was confined to the truss system, bathroom and roof. The estimated cost of repairs is approximately $15,000.00 There were no injuries reported. It is estimated that approximately $300,000.00 in property and contents were saved.

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