The scene of the fireplace Tuesday Early morning. (Picture credit score: CCFR)
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – A fire involving five cars and trucks occurred Tuesday early morning in the Juneau Valley, an investigation by Money Town Fire and Rescue and Juneau Law enforcement is underway.
On Tuesday morning at about 5 am, CCFR obtained a report of a automobile fireplace on Alpine Road in the parking lot next to Mendenhall Car. Upon arrival, hearth personnel identified there have been five automobiles in several phases of burning.
Dan Jager, Fire Marshal, stated a person motor vehicle was completely concerned in the fireplace and was setting up to transfer on to the automobiles up coming to it. A fourth auto was affected, and heat was beginning to effects the fifth motor vehicle.
“They had been all parked right subsequent to every single other within near proximity to just about every one particular. So at the time you get a person likely, the plastics, the upholstery, anything within starts off likely, and that’ll make more than enough heat that it’s going to crack out home windows on the other 1, and it’ll transfer into that autos inside.” he explained. “We’re nevertheless trying to observe down mainly because any type of movie footage that demonstrates how this all went down, but mainly, that’s how it transpires. It truly is kind of a chain response.”
The fire was extinguished, there had been no accidents, and the five cars and trucks are regarded as totaled. Jager explained there was no just one in the space.
He explained they have not ruled out the fireplace becoming intentional.
“Supplied the fact that they have been meant to be motor vehicles parked on a large amount, they will not just ignite on their own. So we are absolutely hunting at it as an intentional issue.”
CCFR and JPD are asking individuals with information to contact the department at 907-586-0600, or Jager at 907-586-5322 (ext. 4323).