Nobody was injured in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, although a studio apartment in the home was completely destroyed.
City of Ketchikan Assistant Fire Chief Scott Brainard said the call came in around 3:20 p.m. When crews responded to 3204 Lincoln Court, he said, they saw flames coming from one room in a two-story house.
That room was the studio apartment.
Brainard said firefighters were able to get the flames under control, and then ventilated the home before walking through to inspect it.
“The main fire damage was in that single room, but there was heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the rest of the house,” he said.
Brainard said all the residents had safely evacuated.
The response involved multiple agencies. Brainard said fire crews from the city, North and South Tongass, and city police responded initially. After firefighters were done, he said, city streets crews came through to clean up.
“There was residual water frozen up on the street,” he said. “(And then) the Red Cross was there and took care of the residents.”
Brainard said a family of five lived in the main part of the house, and one person lived in the studio apartment.
He said the apartment is where the fire originated, but the exact cause remains under investigation. Brainard estimated damages between $50,000 and $100,000.