Fire Displaces Four US Army Families on Alaska Post

Sign welcomes visitors to Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. (US Army photo)
Sign welcomes visitors to Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. (US Army photo)

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A fire in housing on a U.S. Army post in Alaska has displaced four families.

The fire broke out just after 11 p .m. Sunday in a four-unit housing structure on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

A military police officer who responded to the fire was injured, according to an Army announcement. He was treated and released at the post hospital.

None of the residents living in the complex were injured. Soldiers from three of the four families are deployed.

Information about the possible cause has not been released, said Eve Baker, an Army public affairs officer.

The Fort Wainwright Fire Department responded to the fire and was assisted by the city of Fairbanks, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Steese Volunteer fire departments. The four-alarm fire was declared extinguished shortly after 2 a.m.

The four families, which include 12 children, will be moved to other housing on post.

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