Kenai home damaged in fire

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011

A home at 113 Deepwood Court in Kenai was considerably damaged by a fire Thursday morning. No one was injured.

Area firefighters responded to a call at 10:05 a.m. Thursday.

"The closer we got we could see the heavy dark smoke from the residence," said Kenai Fire Chief Mike Tilly. "When we got there the majority of the heavy fire load was in the rear of the structure."

It took about 35 minutes for CES, Nikiski and Kenai firefighters to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined but, Tilly said, but the fire marshall is convinced the fire began in the rear of the structure in the house's computer room and office area.

According to Tilly, only one resident was home at the time of the fire. The woman heard the smoke detector go off and got out of the structure.

"It was good to hear that the homeowner had a working smoke detector. That right now is everyone's first line of defense," he said.

He said the home is "absolutely rebuildable" although there was structural damage to the rear of the building and attic, smoke damage to the living room area, as well as some wiring and plumbing damage.

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