The Thanksgiving Day house fire that claimed the life of one resident and sent another to Seattle for medical treatment is still under investigation by the Alaska State Fire Marshals. As of print time, no updates were reported and the names of the victims had not been released.
According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch, troopers were alerted to a residential fire near Anchor Point around 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25. Upon arrival, Troopers and Western Emergency Services firefighters found the house on Cloyds Road fully engulfed in fire. The first responders also received support from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.
Western Emergency Services Deputy Chief Robert Mathis, who served as incident commander during the emergency, said the firefighters assessed the situation and quickly moved to put out the fire.