Overnight Fire Destroys Historic Matanuska Maid Building
No injuries reported
Photos courtesy Mat-Su Central Fire Department
ALASKA - Shortly after 3:30 Tuesday morning someone called 911 to and reported a fire at the Matanuska Maid building in downtown Palmer. Palmer Fire & Rescue, along with the Mat-Su Central Fire Department, responded. Palmer Fire & Rescue Chief John McNutt saw flames emerging from under the building's eaves when he arrived, and soon the entire roof was engulfed in flames.
A total of 31 fire apparatus arrived to fight the fire, and it was extinguished by 6:40 a.m. The building is a total loss according to the City of Palmer.
The state's Fire Marshal's office is assisting in the investigation of the cause of the fire, and anyone with knowledge of the fire is asked to call Palmer Police Sergeant Shayne La Croix at 907-745-4811.