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Palmer blaze injures two

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:49 AM February 10, 2014

Strong winds and dry conditions fueled fears the fire would spread

ANCHORAGE – Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries following a fire in Palmer Sunday evening, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to troopers, the blaze on North Laurel Drive was first reported to the Palmer Police Dispatch around 9:15 p.m. Troopers said multiple units from Palmer Fire & Rescue responded to the fire, along with investigators from the Office of the Alaska State Fire Marshal.

Troopers said strong winds and dry conditions prompted them to visit homes downwind of the burning residence, warning neighbors of the possible fire danger.

While no other homes were evacuated because of the fire, troopers said two people from the burning residence were taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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