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Fire crews contain Zircon Circle fire; AFD rescues resident from home

A person was rescued from a house fire on Zircon Circle in Anchorage on Sunday, according to Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd.
Published: May. 22, 2022 at 10:58 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A person was rescued from a house fire on Zircon Circle in Anchorage on Sunday, according to Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd.

The department said that an ambulance took the resident to the hospital where they were treated and released later that evening.

The fire was reported to the department at 9:07 p.m. on Sunday, and they had 30 units respond along with crews from Alaska Division Forestry, Gannett Glacier hand crew, and JBER at the blaze near the Rabbit Creek neighborhood.

Neighbors who lived next to the home that burned said firefighters immediately began spraying down the home, and at 11 p.m. on Sunday the Gannett Glacier crew began cutting down trees so the fire wouldn’t spread.

The department said that the blaze was under control at 1 a.m. and was fully contained by the Division of Forestry by 3:07 a.m. The investigation is ongoing, and AFD asks Anchorage residents to be careful as fire danger remains high because of the hot, dry, and windy conditions.

“Right now we are at a very high fire danger and we do have a burn ban across the municipality of Anchorage,” AFD Captain David Bellville said on Monday. “So just be very diligent out there. We’ve had very little rain and precipitation so everything is dry and so we’re just asking everybody to respect the burn ban and not burn.”

The burn ban remains in effect in Anchorage, and the latest updates can be found on the Municipality of Anchorage website.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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