Anchorage investigators suspect arson in office fire

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage fire investigators say it appears that a fire that caused about $200,000 in damage Wednesday morning to a Midtown Anchorage office building was intentionally set.

''Indicators are there were multiple ignition sites,'' said spokesman Deputy Chief Tom Kempton.

The building appears to have been burglarized as well.

He declined to say which area of the building the fire was set in or what was used to ignite the blaze. Sprinklers went off, limiting damage to the structure, but contents of the businesses at 203 W. 15th Ave. were heavily damaged by smoke and water.

Kempton said Anchorage police took a report on items missing from at least one business.

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