1 dead in Mountain View house fire

The Anchorage Fire Department in downtown Anchorage. (Joey Mendolia/Alaska Public Media)

A person was found dead Friday after a residential fire in Mountain View, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.

Firefighters said in a statement that the fire was reported at about 3:45 p.m. on the 100 block of North Bliss Street.

“Multiple AFD units arrived quickly at the location of a single-story residential structure with heavy smoke coming from a window,” firefighters said. “During initial firefighting actions, crews found one person deceased.”

Department spokeswoman Lexi Trainer said Monday that the victim’s name was being withheld until an investigation of the fire’s origin and cause is complete.

The duplex home was not a total loss in the fire, Trainer said, with occupants of the other unit able to remain there afterward.

Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at cklint@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Chris here.

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