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Wiring may have caused Elfin Cove fire

JUNEAU - The state fire marshal says electrical problems likely started a fire that destroyed...attached home. Damage was estimated at $1.4 million. Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Plumb says an official report is under review. But he says...
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Fire marshal: Now is the time to inspect heating equipment

...and cooler temperatures creeping in, the Alaska State Fire Marshal would like to remind residents that now is the time...use them for the first time each fall, said Alaska State Fire Marshal David Tyler in a statement. Tyler said malfunctioning...
State releases fire victim's name

ANCHORAGE - The state Fire Marshal's Office identified a man killed in a Nov. 9 apartment fire...for more than an hour before getting control of it. Assistant State Fire Marshal Kelly Nicolello confirms the fire started in Levshakoff's...
Juneau man named firefighter of the year

...Firefighters Association and Alaska Fire Chiefs Association annual awards banquet with a plaque presented by the State Fire Marshal Dave Tyler. The award came as a surprise to Sven Pearson, who was accompanied by his wife at the awards banquet...
2 die in Sutton house fire

...Troopers say a 46-year-old man at around 1 a.m. Friday woke and opened his bedroom door to thick smoke.He crawled to his front door and called for help from a neighbor's home.The state fire marshal is investigating the fire.
Woman dies in house fire in Chugiak

...point to a makeshift heater or stove as the origin of the fire.The fatality is under investigation by the Alaska State Fire Marshal's office and the state medical examiner's office.
Neighbors Briefs

Alaska State Fire Marshal's Office sponsors grant program workshops Local and state fire organizations, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the...
Fire and Rescue teams with FEMA, offers free inspections

Capital City Fire and Rescue has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Fire Marshal's Office to provide free fire safety inspections for homes. The inspections are not for enforcement or code compliance but to...
Murkowski names public safety boss

...enforcement agencies, including the Alaska State Troopers, Fish and Wildlife Protection Division and the office of the state fire marshal. Tandeske was appointed Monday by Gov. Frank Murkowski. He replaces Knowles administration Commissioner Del Smith...
Photo: House fire kills one

...Thursday, but results were not immediately available, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. The state fire marshal's office said the cause of the fire was "improper use of propane." Sound off on the important issues at


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