Several suspected incidents of arson are being investigated near Fairbanks

Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 12:13 PM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2021 at 5:22 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers, along with the Alaska State Fire Marshal and Federal Bureau of Investigation, says it’s investigating several suspected incidents of arson near Fairbanks.

In a community alert sent out Saturday morning, AST says the incidents of arson occurred in the Two Rivers / Pleasant Valley community.

“Over the past three weeks, multiple buildings have been burned, including the Two Rivers Community Council Building, multiple residences, and other structures” troopers wrote. “In the last 24 hours, three residences in Two Rivers were burned, two of which were occupied at the time of the fire.”

Troopers previously asked the public for help identifying a person of interest.

At around 5:20 p.m., AST sent out another community alert thanking the public for their help but adding the person is not a suspect in the arson investigation.

According to AST Public Information Officer Austin McDaniel, four families have been displaced by the recent fires in the area and no injuries have been reported.

Troopers say are asking if you have any other information about the fires, contact the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 451-5100.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new information from the Alaska State Troopers.

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