Sterling Highway Landmark Destroyed in Fire


     A high-profile Sterling Highway landmark was destroyed by fire last weekend. The large, five-story house at Milepost 153 near Anchor Point was noticeable for the three large wind turbines and 36 solar panels that provided its power.

     Naomi Klouda of the Homer Tribune reports that Anchor Point firefighters were called out to the residence at about 8:03 p.m. Saturday but due to the massive size of the structure on fire, four other emergency fire crews also joined in the effort. When the first responders arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames.

     The fire crews worked throughout the night to keep the fire from spreading to other buildings on the property and finished up by 2:20 a.m. Sunday.

     Acting Fire Chief Kayt Andrews said there was no one inside the house at the time of the fire. Andrews said state fire marshals are working on the investigation into the fire’s cause.