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Douglas apartment fire causes approx. $75,000 worth of damage

No one injured in Tuesday morning blaze

Posted: May 21, 2013 - 5:03pm  |  Updated: May 22, 2013 - 12:03am

Fire officials say an apartment fire in Douglas Tuesday morning caused approximately $75,000 in damages, but that no one was injured.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager said sleeping tenants in the apartment complex, located at 2149 Lawson Creek Road, were evacuated.

CCFR responded to the call at about 8:13 a.m. and upon arrival found dark grey smoke coming out of the front door and back bedroom window of a two-story apartment.

Jager said the smoke worsened within minutes and that responding firefighters had zero visibility as they entered the structure and extinguished the fire.

CCFR contained the fire to the first floor bedroom. Jager noted there was significant smoke and heat damage throughout the apartment.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The apartment complex is called Sea Breeze and is owned by the Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority. An official with the housing authority said the building is insured.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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