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AFD Investigators Looking for Cash America Arson Suspect

By Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter,
Published On: Oct 24 2013 03:40:10 PM AKDT
Updated On: Oct 24 2013 04:46:48 PM AKDT
Cash America Arson Suspect

Courtesy Anchorage Police Department


Investigators are asking for help finding a man suspected of arson in a Wednesday morning fire and a woman who may have been a witness.

Surveillance video shows a man near Cash America Pawn on Bragaw Street who investigators believe sparked the fire.

“We arrived at the location with fire on the roof -- we arrived very quickly, we had a full response,” said Anchorage Fire Department Capt. Chad Green. “We were able to keep it only to the exterior to the building; nobody was inside, limited damage.”

AFD dispatched 12 units to extinguish the flames.

Video also shows a woman nearby at the time of the incident, shortly after 1 a.m., who investigators would like to speak with.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 907-561-7867 pays a cash reward up to $1,000 for information which results in a felony arrest.  

Tips can also be directed to the arson hotline at 907-267-5060.

CORRECTION: AFD is leading the investigation, not police as a previous version of this story stated.