Anchorage firefighters were able to get a house fire in East Anchorage under control in just 12 minutes Thursday morning.

The Anchorage Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire in the Russian Jack Neighborhood at 10:42 a.m. The fire was under control by 10:54 a.m.

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According to Fire Chief Jodie Hettrick, the building was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. 12 fire engines made it to the scene, which is the normal response.

A family of four were inside at the time, including a 2-year-old girl. All were able to get out safely. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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