Last updated at 9:51 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11


More than a dozen Anchorage Fire Department units battled a blaze that burned a three-story home in South Anchorage Sunday evening and injured a civilian.


The first 911 call reporting the fire came in at 5:43 p.m., AFD Assistant Fire Chief Erich Scheunemann said in a statement. The Amber Bay Loop home was fully involved with fire on one half of the house when crews arrived roughly six minutes later, he said.


“No occupants were inside the house upon arrival,” he wrote.


In a phone interview, he added that a civilian suffered a minor injury and taken to a nearby hospital, but it was unclear if they were a resident of the home or a bystander.


About 15 fire units responded to the fire, which they declared under control at 7:51 p.m., according to Scheunemann.


“The structure suffered significant smoke and fire damage,” he wrote in an update.


He said three units and support staff would remain on site to conduct overhaul operations in rotating shifts, due to the subzero temperatures.