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Man accused of intentionally setting fire to occupied home in Grayling

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Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 7:58 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man is accused of intentionally setting fire to an occupied home early Friday morning in Grayling, according to Alaska State Troopers.

In an online dispatch, troopers said 34-year-old Ronald Kruger was attempting to force his way inside a home after being denied entry by the people inside.

After he was unable to get inside, troopers said Kruger doused the entryway of the home with gasoline then set it on fire.

The occupants of the house escaped through a window and sheltered at a family member’s home, troopers said.

Kruger was later arrested by Aniak troopers and charged with first degree arson and reckless endangerment.

Troopers said the home is a total loss.

Editors note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the fire happened in Aniak.

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