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Pan left on stove ignites Marine View condo fire

One person sustained a minor injury caused by a fire late Thursday night at the Marine View condominium building on Tongass Avenue.

Emergency dispatchers were alerted to the fire at 11:52 p.m., when a caller reported “smoke and flames in the building.”

Fire Chief Frank Share says firefighters arrived on scene about three minutes later, and reported smoke from the third floor.

Firefighters initially were told that the residents might be inside, but after investigating, they found no one in the third-floor condo. The building was evacuated and the fire put under control.

Share says the fire was caused by a pan left on the stove. The fire did not escape the condo in which it started. Fire crews worked until 2:43 a.m., ventilating all 11 floors and cleaning up water on the first three floors.

Twenty-one Ketchikan Fire Department members responded with nine units, along with mutual aid provided by North and South Tongass Volunteer Fire Departments.

The injured person was a civilian.

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