Neighbor Helps Stop Fire Before it Starts

    1999 Toyota Tacoma damaged by fire Wednesday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire Rescue said a neighbor's quick action may have stopped an apartment building fire.

    Fire Rescue crews responded at 4:50 pm to the 9400 block of La Perouse Avenue in the Mendenhall Valley after the report of a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup fully engulfed in flames within four feet of a 20 unit apartment complex.


    A fire extinguisher used by the neighbor helped cut down the fire. Damage was done to the metal siding, electrical meters, and windows of the building. The vehicle was a total loss. There were no injuries reported.


    The Fire Marshall said the cause was mechanical failure in the engine department.

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