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Scrap Fire Destroys Two Utility Lines


July 20, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers investigated a scrap wood fire at 8630 South Tongass Highway Tuesday. According to information released by the AST, the scrap wood fire - categorized by the AST as Criminally Negligent Burning - resulted in destruction of two utility lines that were over the fire.

The AST reported their investigation revealed that Joey Rauwolf, age 20, Mike Rauwolf, age 22, and Chris Nielson, age 27, all of Ketchikan started the fire, and were unable to control it.

South Tongass Fire Department responded and were able to extinguished the fire; however, a power line and phone line were destroyed.


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