Related: Homeowner credits firefighters for saving his home from the Montana Creek Fire

  • Source: KTVA-TV CBS 11 Anchorage
  • Published: 07/10/2019 06:03 AM

Firefighters working on containing the Montana Creek Fire are battling more than just flames — they’re helping keep people and homes safe too. Joseph Scott Sr. says crews saved his home and all of his possessions as the fire raged around his 40-acre property. "It was right to the edge here and that’s 70 feet from the front door," Scott said. Scott and his family built their home many years back, but he says they have never experienced a fire so close. "There’s debris everywhere," Scott said. "Looks like, you know, someone dropped a MOAB out there, you know, just without the crater. It’s just, you know, charred earth. It’s just gone." Even though much of the area was burned, Scott says he's lucky his home is okay. "It literally burned 360 degrees around my home," he said. "Didn’t char it, didn’t smoke it, didn’t do anything, you know." Scott says he’s thankful for the firefighters and all of their hard work.


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