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Anchorage Fire Department
Monday October 31st, 2016 :: 01:29 p.m. AKDT


Suspicious Fire Damages Gladys Wood Elementary School Playground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      
Contact:  267-4999
October 31, 2016
On Friday evening, October 28, 2016, AFD and APD responded to an outside fire at Gladys Wood Elementary School at 7:22 P.M. Upon arrival, AFD found a large fire burning beneath the playground equipment located on the school's property. AFD personnel determined the fire could have been intentionally set and requested assistance from APD. Both departments are asking for the public’s assistance in investigating this suspicious fire.
AFD’s Fire Investigator Brian Dean stated the amount of damage caused is significant and the investigation is ongoing to determine the person(s) responsible. “We are asking the public for assistance in identifying the individuals responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the AFD Fire Investigator by calling 267-4900 or by calling the Arson Hotline at 267-5060.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (907) 561-S-T-O-P ([907]561-7867),” said Investigator Dean.

Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473

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