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Fire destroys hundreds of junkyard cars, officials say

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

A fire destroyed roughly 350 scrap cars on Greenfield Road Sunday night, according to Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.  Fire crews arrived to Sarge’s Multi Services junkyard to find 10 cars on fire around 6 p.m. that evening. But the crews could not immediately gain access to a sufficient water supply to keep the fire from spreading to other vehicles.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services and Kachemak Emergency Services aided the Anchor Point crew. The fire was put out early Monday morning and required more than 90,000 gallons of water. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Renee joined KBBI in 2017 as a general assignment reporter and host. Her work has appeared on such shows as Weekend Edition Saturday, The World, Marketplace and Studio 360. Renee previously interned as a reporter for KPCC in Los Angeles and as a producer for Stateside at Michigan Radio. Her work has earned her numerous press club awards. She holds an M.S. in journalism from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in women's studies from the University of Michigan.