Fire destroys structures, vehicles in Mendenhall Valley, but doesn't harm residents

  • Source: Juneau Empire
  • Published: 07/10/2018 07:46 PM

A Mendenhall Valley fire destroyed multiple structures and cars early Tuesday morning, and Capital City Fire/Rescue officials aren’t ruling out the possibility that the fire was set intentionally. CCFR Fire Marshal Dan Jager said in a statement Tuesday that the cause of the fire is still unknown, and that he hasn’t been able to rule out an intentional cause. There were no injuries reported, Jager said, but the fire destroyed a fish smokehouse, a shed, a truck and a motor home, and that the estimated loss is about $25,000. In an interview, Jager said investigators have been unable to find any heat source in their investigation. They haven’t found any electrical issues or anything that could have caused a spark.


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