Fire crews douse large vehicle fire in Anchor Point over weekend

Firefighters from Anchor Point and Ninilchik doused a large vehicle fire in Anchor Point on Sunday, according to the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.

Personnel from Anchor Point Fire and EMS were dispatched at 6:12 p.m. on Monday, along with Alaska State Troopers, to respond to an outdoor fire on Greenfield Road, which is located off North Fork Road in Anchor Point. They found about 10 vehicles ablaze among a pile of scrap vehicles, according to a press release.

“Sufficient water supply could not be established quickly enough to keep the fire from spreading throughout the remaining vehicles,” the release states.

The fire engine used in the initial attack on the fire was then removed and used instead to protect the house nearest the fire. The fire eventually spread through the entire pile, involving 300-400 vehicles, according to the release.

Several hours and 90,000 gallons of water later, firefighters were able to control and put out the fire by 12:30 a.m., the release states. No one was injured in the blaze.

The 16 firefighters from Anchor Point were aided by two medics from the same agency, eight firefighters from Ninilchik Emergency Services, four from Homer Volunteer Fire Department and one from Kachemak Emergency Services. Anchor Point Fire and EMS used two engines, two tankers and a ladder truck in addition to three tankers from Ninilchik, and a tanker each from Homer and KESA.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.