The police and fire departments are investigating a Monday morning suspicious vehicle fire near Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Lemon Creek Road.
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a report of the fire at about 6 a.m. and extinguished the burning vehicle located in the police department’s impound lot next to the jail, according to Fire Marshal Dan Jager.
“It is being investigated as a suspicious fire,” Jager said, adding the burn patterns indicated it could be arson.
Jager said he believed the vehicle was a pickup truck and was not a police or LCCC vehicle. A damage estimate was not available.
He asked anyone with information to report it to either the Juneau Police Department at 586-0600, CCFR at 586-5322 or the Juneau Crime Line at juneaucrimeline.com. Tipsters with the Crime Line are guaranteed anonymity and can be rewarded.
CCFR also responded to a Vintage Park office building a little before 11 a.m. Monday after an employee at a student loans office reported “smelling melted plastic or something burning,” Jager said.
Jager said there was a light smoke haze in the building, which was evacuated. CCFR shut off the power and traced the source of the smell to a burned up motor within the ventilation system. Jager said the ventilation system carried the smoke through the small office.
No one was injured, and there was minimal damage, Jager said.
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