FAIRBANKS - A family in Ester managed to escape unharmed from a fire that destroyed their home Friday night.
The Ester Volunteer Fire Department responded to the house fire on Java Lane at about 8:20 p.m to find the house was beyond saving.
“On our arrival it was fully engulfed,” said EVFD Lt. Trae Bower. “There wasn’t anything else we could do.”
Bower said the family made it out safely and unharmed, but a number of family pets died in the fire.
The Red Cross responded to help with basic family needs.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Contact staff writer Matt Buxton at 459-7544.