A Nikiski Fire Department engine arrives on the scene of a structure fire on Bridge Access Road on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

A Nikiski Fire Department engine arrives on the scene of a structure fire on Bridge Access Road on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

Structure fire causes Bridge Access shutdown

4:30 p.m. update:

No one was hurt in a fire that damaged a three-story home on Bridge Access Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker said the homeowner reported the blaze.

“The owner of the house was at home, but he was outside and there were no injuries,” he said.

The fire spread quickly through the residence, which was made mostly of wood, but Tucker said firefighters were able to save it. The building is not a total loss but is not habitable, he said.

The fire was under control in about 30 minutes, Tucker said.

Members of the Kenai Police Department shut down a portion of Bridge Access Road because the water supply was across the road from the home, Tucker said.

“We can’t have people driving across the fire hose,” he said.

Kenai Fire Marshal Tommy Carver is conducting an investigation into the fire’s cause, Tucker said. The home was not insured, he said.

Original story:

A structure fire on Bridge Access Road in Kenai shut down part of the road Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Kenai and Nikiski fire departments responded to a large structure fire on Bridge Access Road in Kenai around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The road was blocked off from the top of the hill leaving Kenai to about the road’s intersection with Beaver Loop Road.

Kenai Police were on scene to block the road and direct traffic.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

Smoke billows into the air from the scene of a structure fire Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 on Bridge Access Road in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Jim West)

Smoke billows into the air from the scene of a structure fire Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 on Bridge Access Road in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Jim West)

The charred remains of a three-story home stand just off Bridge Access Road after a fire Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. No one was hurt in the residential fire that required a portion of the road to be closed that afternoon. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

The charred remains of a three-story home stand just off Bridge Access Road after a fire Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 in Kenai, Alaska. No one was hurt in the residential fire that required a portion of the road to be closed that afternoon. (Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion)

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