Juneau, AK (KINY) - All five fire fighting stations responded to a structure fire at the Cordova Heights apartments late on Monday night.
All five fire fighting stations responded to a structure fire at the Cordova Heights apartments late on Monday night.
Fire fighters arrived on scene to heavy smoke coming from the laundry room on the bottom floor. They were able to contain the fire and discovered a destroyed propane dryer.
The investigation is ongoing, but according to Assistant Fire Chief Tod Chambers, it doesn't seem intentional. He said that dryer fires are uncommon, but it could have been a few different sources. Someone could have neglected to clean out the lint trap or tried to dry clothing with gas fumes on them.
No one was hurt during the fire and fire fighters were able to confine the blaze to that one dryer. No residents were displaced, but some smoke did get into some of the above apartments. Fire fighters used fans to remove the smoke and odor from the building. There was little fire and water damage to the building. The building's owner was there helping people calm down. Personnel cleared the scene
Once again, the investigation into what exactly caused the flame is ongoing.
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