Ambulance, three firetrucks respond to Cutler fire

By Zayn Roohi / Sun Star

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Two UFD firefighters exit the Cutler apartment complex following their check in to make sure the fire wasn’t serious. The fire department arrived after an alarm went off, possibly due to a kitchen fire in the 400 block. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

The UAF Fire department responded to a fire in the Cutler apartment complex at 11:05 p.m. Thursday night.

The cause of the fire is unknown as of now, but it appeared to be coming from the kitchen of an apartment in the 400 block, near the RA office.

A fire alarm rang throughout the Cutler complex for several minutes before the firetrucks showed up. About 30 students stepped out of their apartments to see what was happening.

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Two fire trucks showed up shortly after the alarm went off and parked in front of the apartments complex. An ambulance arrived with them, and later a third firetruck came. They left after 10-20 minutes, when they realized the fire wasn’t serious. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

There were initially two fire trucks and an ambulance on the scene, and a third truck arrived ten minutes later.

The UFD was not available for comment.

Update 20 Sept. 2015:

According to the University Fire Department, the fire alarm was set off by a student taking a hot shower, there was no fire. In some situations, the steam is hot enough to set off the alarms.

In addition, UFD noted that three firetrucks and an ambulance is the standard reaction to a fire in the Cutler Apartments.

 

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