Fire officials said the blaze began on a mattress and spread when a resident tried to drag the burning mattress out of the apartment.
ANCHORAGE - There were no injuries in a Jewel Lake apartment fire Friday afternoon, firefighters said.
The fire began around 2 p.m. in a four-plex at 3711 Casper Ct., and the Anchorage Fire Department said 14 units initially responded to the call. While investigators are still determining the cause of the blaze, firefighters said it started on a mattress in a second-floor apartment occupied by two men and two dogs.
Only one of the men was in the apartment when the fire ignited, and firefighters said the blaze spread to other parts of the building when the man dragged the burning mattress into the hallway.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames shortly after arriving at the residence and rescue the dogs from the upstairs apartment.