1 injured in house fire

Photo courtesy Stephen Robertson

A man at his Nikiski home sustained severe burns from a house fire Tuesday morning and was transported to an Anchorage hospital by LifeMed, according to a release.

In the first few minutes of Tuesday, firefighters responded to a residential fire on Groleske Avenue. The home was fully engulfed when responders arrived, and the blaze threatened to move into the nearby wild land area as well, according to a release from the Nikiski Fire Department.

Nikiski and Kenai fire departments responded with eight apparatus and more than 15 personnel. Due to the home’s remote location, Bud Sexton, Nikiski Fire Department public information officer said responders could only reach the fire with a brush truck, so crews had to take the truck back to a tanker after emptying it on the blaze repeatedly. He said the fire was out within about 30 minutes and mop up took a few hours.

Sexton was unable to release additional information about the injured resident.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, according to the release. 

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