As investigators work to determine what has caused a string of large fires to damage at commercial properties across Anchorage in recent weeks, officials say the fires, though suspicious, do not appear to be connected.
Seven fires have broken out at Anchorage commercial properties since the beginning of the year. Of those, at least three are believed to be intentional, and two are being investigated as arson, authorities said.
A fire at a building that housed an electrical supply store, one at a home that also served as a business, and one at self-storage unit are not considered suspicious, fire officials said.
The fires are, for the most part, unconnected, officials say.