Contributed photo/Kenai Fire Department

Contributed photo/Kenai Fire Department

Unoccupied home burns in Kenai

  • By Rashah McChesney
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:27pm
  • News

Kenai firefighters responded to a fire in an unoccupied home on Iowa Street in Kenai Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the four-bedroom home at about 7 a.m. where they found a large fire behind the home’s heating system, said Fire Chief Jeff Tucker.

The house is currently vacant, and a “For Rent” sign stands in the front yard. Tucker said neighbors noticed the smoke and called firefighters.

By the time emergency responders arrived, the fire had migrated from the heating system down a wall and into the lower level of the home. Tucker said it took about 30 minutes to contain the blaze.

“There’s pretty extensive damage and smoke damage to the house,” Tucker said.

He did not have an estimate for the amount of damage done to the home.

The fire marshal is still investigating the cause.

Rashah McChesney can be reached at rashah.mcchesney@peninsulaclarion.com’s

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