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Fire crews contain blaze at Densley Drive home

A home on Densley Drive on the north end of city limits caught fire early Tuesday morning, but fire damage was contained to the bedroom.

According to City of Ketchikan Fire Chief Frank Share, a neighbor called in a report of smoke and flames at 6:59 a.m., and crews arrived five minutes later. Share said fire crews were there until nearly 11 a.m., making sure the fire was completely out.

There were no human injuries, but Share says the residents’ dog did not survive.

“Unfortunately, there was one pet lost in the fire,” Share said. “We were able to send crews in to effectuate that rescue, once we had everything in place with rapid intervention crews. We did try to perform CPR on the dog, however, we were unsuccessful, unfortunately.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and Share said there isn’t an estimate yet on damage to the home.

According to a search of Ketchikan Gateway Borough assessment records, the property at 5401 Densley Drive  belongs to Bukovich, LLC. Share said the current residents had been renting the home.

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