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Fairbanks man loses everything in fire

The home of Marcel Hall is seen burning as firefighters attempt to stop the fire from spreading into the woods. (John Dougherty/KTVF)
The home of Marcel Hall is seen burning as firefighters attempt to stop the fire from spreading into the woods. (John Dougherty/KTVF)(KTVF)
Published: May. 8, 2020 at 5:25 PM AKDT
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Fairbanks area firefighters responded to a house fire in the Goldstream valley Friday. A log cabin that caught fire Friday afternoon nearly burned to the ground, and created a risk of a wildfire.

Multiple departments responded to help in the fight, including wildland firefighters from the Alaska Fire Service. Crews were able to contain the fire and keep it from spreading into the forest.

We were able to speak with the owner of the cabin, Marcel Hall, who says he grew up in the structure. Hall said he was outside when he saw his roof was on fire.

He said he was able to save his cat and cell phone, as well as move a few vehicles, but everything else was lost to the blaze. "I got my glasses, I got my wallet, I got my cat. I mean... I am upset but at least I am not crying... that's for later I guess,” Hall said.

Hall says he thinks the fire started in the stovepipe to his house.

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