A host of local fire service agencies responded to a structure fire on the city's South side just before 11 p.m. Friday evening that displaced 10 occupants and sent two people
to the hospital with minor injuries.
Fairbanks City Fire and Rescue got mutual aid assistance from University of Alaska, Fort Wainwright and Steese fire departments
in fighting the fire that broke out in a basement apartment at 302 16th Avenue near Eielson Street.
According to a news release, the fire was first reported at 10:45pm.
When personnel arrived, they say fire was found coming from a basement window, and heavy smoke was coming out of the upstairs doors.
All occupants had escaped the fire, however, one person complained of shortness of breath due to smoke inhalation.
That person was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, while another complained of back pain sustained while climbing out a window to escape the fire.
That person was also transported to FMH.
Both were treated and released.
Due to the heavy smoke damage by the fire, the building was declared not livable.
The American Red Cross responded to provide housing assistance to the ten occupants who were displaced.
A direct cause of the fire remains under investigation.