Several people were displaced when a hotel near Anchorage International Airport caught fire Sunday morning, and no injuries or deaths were reported, according to an Anchorage Fire Department official.
The Anchorage Fire Department received a call around 5:50 a.m. regarding the fire at America’s Best Value Inn and Suites, located on the 4300 block of Spenard Road, according to Deputy Chief Alex Boyd. The department responded with 19 units and brought the fire under control around 7:45 a.m., Boyd said.
The number of people displaced was unclear, Boyd said. The Red Cross was providing shelter at the Spenard Community Recreation Center, but so far those displaced by the fire have been able to stay within the hotel, said Red Cross spokesperson Taylar Sausen. Alaskan American.
The fire appears to have started in an attic – the main area where it was contained, Boyd said. The department will investigate the cause of the fire, he added.
“There will be crews on site working just because of the large area of the fire,” Boyd said Sunday. “They will be cleaning and cleaning in place for several hours.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.