Anchorage woman charged with arson

41 year old Janae Collins of anchorage is facing formal charges of felony arson and reckless endangerment.

She is accused of intentionally setting a fire that destroyed an anchorage apartment complex.

The January 3rd blaze at the Calais apartments injured two people and displaced over two dozen residents.

Fire Chief Chris Bushue said the fire was classified as arson after a joint police and fire investigation and interviews with residents.
In all, 24 apartments were affected, with seven families displaced.

the third floor and roof were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.