Sterling fire under investigation

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a fire that damaged three mobile homes in Sterling Tuesday.

Troopers suspect the fire was intentionally set to the trailers located at 28072 Caffyn Street.

The mobile homes were unoccupied at the time of the fire and were slated for demolition. They were the only structures on the property, Central Emergency Services Captain Lesley Quelland said.

A 20-year-old man from Palmer, who was on the property, was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital for non life-threatening burn injuries according to trooper reports.

Central Emergency Services was dispatched to the fire at 6:28 p.m. and the blaze was controlled by 7:12 p.m. CES responded to the fire with one engine, four tankers, one ladder truck, four utility vehicles and two ambulances.

Quelland said the estimated damage to the trailers is $7,500.

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s office is working with troopers and CES to investigate this fire, she said.

Quelland said troopers are investigating this fire as well as a Soldotna mobile home fire that occurred Sunday night and a June 19 arson fire in Kasilof.

“We don’t believe any of them are related, however, if anybody has any information in regards to any of these fires, it would be very helpful to us,” Quelland said.

Anyone with information is asked to call CES at 907-262-4792, troopers at 907-262-4453 or Crime Stoppers at 907-283-8477.

Kaylee Osowski can be reached at kaylee.osowski@peninsulaclarion.com.

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