Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a pile of scrap vehicles on Greenfield Road on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services)

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.

More in News

Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink address members of the media during a remote press conference on Monday, March 1 in Alaska. (Screenshot)
State to receive 8,900 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Alaska continues to lead the nation in vaccine rollout

Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, listens as Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, delivers an apology on Friday, March 5, 2021, for earlier remarks. Vance called for a Sense of the House vote to rebuke Fields for his comments. (Peter Segall/The Juneau Empire via AP, Pool)
Alaska House condemns comments about lawmaker’s appearance

Sense of the House sponsored by Rep. Sarah Vance

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Seawatch: IFQ permits go by mail only on request

Pandemic work conditions prevented mass mailings of IFQ permits

Homer News file photo
Homer High School.
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

This image compilation shows the latest winners of the Mariners on the Move award from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)
Mariners on the Move

In the latest installment of awarding Homer High School students with a… Continue reading

Sue Post and Jim Levine walk across a field to observe northern lights on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Aurora dazzles over Homer

Good viewing was seen on Tuesday, Wednesday

Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)
Ninilchik author explores bird dog hunting in latest work

The book features photos and recollections of more than 40 years hunting Alaska game birds with dogs.

Tracy Silta (left) administers a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Linton during a vaccine clinic at Soldotna Prep School on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
District vaccine clinic sees large turnout

The clinic was targeted specifically to KPBSD staff

Most Read