A fast moving structure fire destroyed a two story residence in the Aurora Subdivision early Wednesday afternoon.
The fire was called in about 2 p.m. at 1825 Esquire Ave., by Kayce Henderson, who lives across the street from the burning home.
"I heard this "bang," said Henderson. "Then I came outside, and saw flames, and called 9-1-1 because I was afraid the flames would spread to where I live."
According to Ernie Misewicz, Fairbanks City Assistant Fire Chief, the fire was burning out of control when they arrived on-scene.
"When we arrived, flames and smoke were seen in the rear of the home and coming from the attic," said Misewicz. "Our primary concern was that the fire had burned
spruce trees adjacent to the home, and we wanted to keep it from spreading to other structures."
No one was hurt in the fire, and an estimate of the property damage was not immediately available,
The cause of the fire still is under investigation.
The University, Fort Wainwright and Steese fire departments, as well as the Alaska Division of Forestry assisted in putting out the fire.
The Fairbanks Police Department also responded, and is assisting with the investigation.