Fire destroys apartment

Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2001

JUNEAU -- Residents of several apartments in a building near the Governor's Mansion were displaced by a fire Friday night, firefighters said, but no one was injured in the blaze.

One apartment at the eight-unit building at 826 Calhoun Ave. was extensively burned and several other apartments were damaged by heat, smoke or water, Capital City Fire and Rescue officials said.

A caller reported at 6 p.m. that flames were coming out of a third-story window of the three-story building, officials said.

No one was in the multi-family building when firefighters arrived, and the fire was put out in 20 minutes, authorities said. Twenty-five firefighters responded.

The fire started in a bedroom on the third floor, said Bob Bartholomew, chief of the Douglas volunteer district. The cause is under investigation, he said.

Bartholomew said the manager of the Mendenhall Apartments downtown offered temporary housing for people displaced by the fire.

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