The Juneau Fire Department responded to a small fire outside the Alaskan & Proud grocery store downtown Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy fire marshal Sven Pearson said the call came in reporting a Dumpster fire behind the store and the department responded shortly after 1 p.m. However, the incident was not in the Dumpster but was caused by smoking materials that likely ignited dry leaves and other materials underneath the stairwell at the garbage area.
He said the whole incident was contained within a half hour. He estimated the damage was less than $500.