Alaska News

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department clocked 987 hours during the first quarter of 2021

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department donated a total of 987 person hours during the first quarter of 2021, according to the Fire Chief Jim Stolpe at the Borough Assembly meeting on Monday. "As always, we stand ready to help the citizens in their hour of need," said Stolpe. "Whether their issue is big or small, we're still here." Between Jan. and March 31, the fire branch of PVFD donated 516 person hours, the EMS branch donated 355 person hours and the search and rescue branch donated 116 person hours.
Petersburg Pilot - Metered Site

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Follow Up: Fairbanks structure fire extinguished, investigation ongoing

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Monday afternoon, located in a building owned by C & R Pipe on Alta Way, near South Cushman Street in Fairbanks. According to an official press release from the City of Fairbanks, crews were initially called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. Fairbanks Fire Department (FFD) was dispatched and arrived on scene within six minutes. Mutual aid agencies including University Fire, Ft. Wainwright Fire Department, Chena Goldstream, and Steese Fire all responded. The release went on to add that when fire crews arrived, employees of C&R were attempting to knock down the fire with fire extinguishers, but the fire quickly worked its way into the ceiling and spread throughout the building. The building did not have a sprinkler system, and the construction of the building, as well as highly flammable materials on site, contributed to the fast spread of the fire.
KTVF-TV NBC 11 Fairbanks

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