Anchorage, Alaska —
Anchorage firefighters were on the hillside Wednesday evening, battling a house fire on Italy Circle. According to firefighters, painters next door smelled the smoke coming from the home. When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the eaves. It took a while to isolate the fire because it seemed to be coming from the roof and walls, and was spreading in different directions, said officials. Extra engine companies were called out to help, along with additional fire personnel. Crews said most of the damage is to the exterior of the home.
"We opened up a lot of areas, removing sheetrock, siding, removing roofing material, to find the fire and where it was spreading. So there's some damage that the fire caused and some damage that we caused trying to stop the fire," said Sr. Capt. Paul Urbano.
No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and estimated damage to the home is still being determined.