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State trooper investigating vehicle fire


Photo courtesy of Alaska Wildlife Troopers

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a vehicle fire on Sunday. The car, owned by a Petersburg resident, was a complete loss.

Alaska State Wildlife Trooper Cody Lister is investigating a vehicle fire from the weekend, the second suspicious one in about a week's time.

The first occurred sometime between June 12 and June 16 at Man Made Hole Recreation Area, where a vault toilet was torched, Recreation and Wilderness Manager Brad Hunter said.

It's being investigated by the Petersburg Park Ranger District.

The second fire, also "suspicious in nature," Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg said, occurred Sunday night, around 11:30 p.m., at 13 mile on South Mitkof Highway just past the gun range.

Upon arrival, the Petersburg V...

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