Yesterday afternoon just after 4:00 pm, as we’ve reported, crews with the Central Emergency Services fire department were dispatched to 43610 Ross Drive in Soldotna for a reported structure fire.
CES Capitan Terry Bookey told us that the first units arrived on scene 7-minutes after dispatch to find a single family residence with smoke showing from the eaves and vents of the garage. Bookey told us that as a result of a quick and aggressive attack damage was confined to the garage with only very minimal smoke damage to the living area.
The fire was declared under control 10-minutes after arrival and declared out roughly 15-minutes later.
Bookey did confirm that there were no injuries or casualties. Yesterday afternoon, CES Fire Marshall Gary Hale told us that a family of six evacuated the home, with three children, ages 4, 2 and a pair of 1-year-old twins.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, CES investigation has come to believe that the estimated property value is $180,000 with firefighters protecting $130,000 in property.