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CCFR respond to vehicle arson, house fire this week

Posted: July 7, 2012 - 11:07pm

The fire department responded to both a vehicle arson and a chimney fire this week, according to the Capital City Fire and Rescue website.

CCFR said they responded to a vehicle fire at about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday at 9310 Glacier Highway. Fire personnel arrived on scene to find a single vehicle engulfed in flames. There were no injuries reported, nor any further reports of structures damaged, but there was a second vehicle nearby that sustained heat damage from the incident.

The fire marshal’s office and the Juneau Police Department are investigating the fire and believe it was intentionally set.

Anyone with information is asked to call the fire marshal’s office at 586-5322, or the JPD at 586-0600.

CCFR also responded to a residential structure fire at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 4043 Mitchell Way, off of Valley Boulevard.

Upon arrival, fire personnel found a two-story single family home with light smoke and steam from the roof. The fire was located in the attic space above the living room and was quickly extinguished.

The cause of the fire was determined to be the woodstove chimney and its proximity to wood roof rafters. There were no injuries reported and the home is insured.

CCFR would like to remind everyone to have working smoke alarms in their homes and to clean and inspect woodstove chimneys at least once a year.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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