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Repairs may be cause of Douglas blaze the 6300 block of the highway, hours before the fire broke out around 8 p.m., Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager told the Empire Tuesday.It's possible the work inadvertently caused a fire, Jager said. Alternatively, leaking...
Fire crews douse Douglas house fire

...of the house which faces the highway. The back of the house, though, was damaged as was the interior. CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager described it as a total loss."Whatever didn't burn had severe heat damage and smoke damage," he said, adding...
Where's the fire?

...It's just a big group of everyone throughout Alaska who does fire investigation work, more or less," CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager said.Jager said the annual training conference hasn't been held in Juneau for about 20 years. It usually takes...
Electric fish smoker likely started house fire

...that destroyed a Lemon Creek home over the weekend, according to the fire marshal.Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager said the fire totally engulfed the single-story home at 6020 Gull Way Sunday afternoon."The home was a total...
Glacier rescue makes six this summer

...near the ice caves on Wednesday. She twisted her ankle and had to be flown off the glacier by helicopter, said Fire Marshal Dan Jager with Capital City Fire Rescue. The woman was a member of a university student group conducting studies on the...
Grandmother barricaded in bedroom dies in house fire

...home at the time and escaped unscathed watched helplessly from outside."There was a lot smoke," Capital City Fire/Marshal Dan Jager said by phone of the rescue attempt. "It was all the way down to the floor, and a real intense heat. So...
Three kids suspected of starting brush fires

...Fire crews responded at about 5:55 p.m. and found the flames were already out, Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager said."No property was damaged," Jager told the Empire via email. "The fires were small and fortunately did...
CCFR puts out Douglas house fire

...smelling the smoke, seeing flames and trying to knock down the fire with a garden hose, the release states.CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager determined the fire was caused by cabin wiring that may have been arced and ignited the polyurethane foam insulation...
Donations pour in for family who lost home in Friday blaze

...belongings.The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by the Capital City Fire/Rescue. CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager said he hasn't eliminated any possible causes yet. Arson's still on the table, as is an accidental or an...
The story behind Juneau's 'iron' throne

...tradition and has never deemed it a fire hazard or taken any action to quell the activity. Capital City Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Dan Jager advised that fire can be unpredictable and dangerous and he doesn't recommend they build it any higher.The...


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