South Cushman fire may have been set intentionally

Photo courtesy of Fairbanks Fire Department

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The Fairbanks Fire Department responded to a structure fire on South Cushman and 22nd Ave Thursday night. According to a press release from the fire department, a resident reported the fire and one of the occupants said that another person had started the fire and left the area.

Fire crews found a small garage/outbuilding structure engulfed in flames. FFD crews extinguished the fire with the help of University Fire Department and Fort Wainwright Fire Department.

Another fire was reported shortly after midnight a short distance away. An FFD engine responded and found a camp in a wooded area with a tent and tarp structure burning. The fire was extinguished and no people were found in the area.

According to the release it is unclear if the fires were related. The State Fire Marshal is investigating both fires. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kyle Carrington at the State Fire Marshal’s Office at (907) 451-5200.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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