PALMER, Alaska — The old Matanuska Maid dairy building in Palmer was nearly destroyed by a fire early Tuesday morning, according to Palmer officials.
John Owen, the city's public safety director, says dispatchers got a call shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday that the vacated building was on fire. Crews arrived to find flames completely engulfing the structure.
Crews from both Palmer Fire and the Mat-Su Central Fire Department responded to the blaze, using at least two ladder trucks as well as "a number" of other apparatus.
The fire was extinguished by 7 a.m., after fire crews attacked it from all sides. Owen says the building will likely be a total loss.