CCFR handles four major incidents within 1 hour on Friday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - It was a busy night for Capital City Fire Rescue as four calls came in within an hour.

    The major incident handled by CCFR and other first responders was a Cessna 185 which was attempting to land with one gear down and one gear up at about 6:23 p.m.

    According to CCFR Assistant Chief Ed Quinto, the plane, which was occupied by only the pilot, circled a few times to reduce fuel before landing on one gear and skidding to a stop safely.

    The Cessna had floats, but Quinto said it would have flipped if it attempted to land in the pond.

    Just 20 minutes later, at 6:43 p.m., CCFR responded to the Alderwood Apartments for a report of smoke and possibly a fire.

    Upon arrival, first responders discovered that a kitchen stove light began to smoke after it was covered with heavy amounts of cooking oil in the socket. Quinto estimates about $1,500 in damage due to the smoke incident.

    Neither the pilot or resident were injured.

    First responders also took two ambulance calls just before the airplane and smoke incidents, meaning four calls within one hour between two CCFR stations.


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