1 injured in homeless camp fire

Published: Apr. 15, 2023 at 7:06 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - One person was burned in a fire at a homeless camp in the woods behind a Sand Lake neighborhood early Saturday night.

Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd said the fire was discovered near Angela Place, just off West Dimond Boulevard, close to Campbell Creek.

The burn victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, Boyd said.

Initial reports of smoke were made at about 5:38 p.m. Saturday. Fire crews arrived minutes later as reports of a “possible victim” came in. The fire was quickly contained to one area and was completely contained by 6:30 p.m., Boyd said.