Osage Drive Fire

Firefighters spray water onto the blaze while keeping the perimeter safe during the early morning of Saturday, August 12th, 2017. The fire had started a couple hours earlier at 220 Osage Avenue. Reports from neighbors say the unoccupied house had been unlocked with people going in and out this summer. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire. Photo taken at approximately 12:30am. photo by Greg Lincoln

The Bethel Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 210 Osage Drive on 08/11/2017 at 11:02 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy fire and smoke conditions. Multiple hose lines were deployed and firefighters were able to make entry into the structure before evacuating due to structural instability and partial building collapse. No victims were reported inside the structure and none were found during search operations. Firefighters performed defensive operations and protected nearby structures. The cause of the fire is under investigation. If anyone has an information related to this incident, please call Fire Chief Bill Howell at (907) 543-2131 or email him at bhowell@cityofbethel.net.