ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police arrested three men accused of setting fire to a tent at an illegal campsite.
According to police, witnesses reported seeing two men pour gasoline on the tent and a third light a match and toss it.
Lt. Dave Parker says no one was hurt, but the fire burned the tent and the items inside.
Charged with arson and other crimes were 57-year-old Sidney Blunt, 57-year-old Julius Raphael and 50-year-old Swande Norback Jr.
Parker says the tent belonged to a man who had been assaulted and hospitalized the night before.
One fire witness told police the blaze had been orchestrated to destroy the assault crime scene.
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