Switzer trailer damaged by tree

    This is whats left of a trailer home after a large hemlock tree fell this morning. Photo credit to CCFR.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Rescue crews responded early today to the report of extensive damage to a trailer at Switzer Trailer Park with a man trapped inside.

    Capital City Fire Rescue reported a very large tree had smashed the rear of the trailer just before 5 a.m.

    Crews were working to rescue one man inside the structure with chain saws and other tools.  The extent of his injuries was unknown.

    Crews were able to free the man at about 5:07 a.m.

    It was a busy night for city crews as CCFR and even the hazmat team as high winds and wet conditions caused numerous mudslides... and even a small avalanche on Thane Road.

    At about 5:30 p.m. a resident on Ling Ct. called dispatchers to tell them that a mudslide had taken out his 200-gallon fuel tank, which was leaking.

    CCFR estimated 130 gallons of heating fuel leaked out.

    The hazmat team was eventually called off.

    Officials also contacted the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    Among some of the smaller mudslides were reported behind Fred Meyer on Glacier Spur, and one on North Douglas Highway.

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