Firefighters stomp out three fires in Homer area

May 30, 2018

Credit Image Courtesy of Kachemak Emergency Services

It’s been a busy few days for area fire fighters. A cabin burned to the ground Tuesday and two homes off East End Road were threatened by another fire Sunday.

Kachemak Emergency Services Fire Chief Bob Cicciarella said a neighbor reported Tuesday’s fire off Eagleaerie Wilderness Road at about 10 a.m.

“There was nobody home at the time, somebody renting that cabin. A neighbor had called it in, saw that the building was pretty much fully involved when they noticed it,” he explained.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department and the Alaska Division of Forestry also responded. Cicciarella said crews had the blaze under control about an hour after responding, but he said the cabin was a total loss. Cicciarella adds that the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Kachemak Emergency Services and Forestry also responded to two fires Sunday.

Cicciarella said the first call came in around 4:30 p.m. for a 1.5 acre wildland fire off Besargin Road.

That fire was contained before the second call came in around 6 p.m. for another fire near two homes at about nine mile East End Road.

“That actually seriously threatened two structures. One at the head of the fire was within maybe about 30 feet of the home when crews arrived on scene,” Cicciarella said. “They made a fantastic stop there.”

Homer firefighters also responded to that fire. Cicciarella said the blaze burned five acres and that it was under control within about an hour. Both fires on Sunday have been contained and crews left both scenes Monday evening.

Cicciarella said the cause for both fires are unknown and that both incidents are under investigation.