Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens says the fire began at the end of Granite Creek Road, where three containers of asphalt were being heated on trailers, for use on Baranof Street. One of the heaters fell off its bracket and landed near the tires of a trailer, which then caught fire.
Sitkans successfully survived a terrorist bombing, a suspected poisoning of the food supply, a hospital patient with a gun, and a dangerous meth lab. All these scenarios - though realistic - were not real. They were created by an organization whose job is to test the resources of communities to deal with real-world threats.