City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
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Capital City Fire/Rescue

Reported Eletrical fire at the Fireweed Place 1-12-09

On 1-12-09 at approximately 0950 hours, CCFR responded to a reported electrical fire at the Fireweed Place at 415 Willoughby Ave. 1 Engine, 1 Ladder Truck, 2 Ambulances, 1 Rescue Truck, 2 Chief Officers and approximately 15 Firefighters responded. On arrival, Fire Marshal Dan Jager assumed command of the incident. The initial attack crew found a smoking breaker box on the second floor. Power to the building was shut off and the panel cover was removed. CCFR used positive pressure ventilation to remove the smoke from the building. The building was turned over to the Fireweed’s Maintenance crew. An electrician was on site restoring power to the remainder of the building. The cause of the electrical fire was a water leak inside the building from backed up roof drains. Fire damage was isolated to the interior of the breaker box. There were no reported injuries.

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