ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man suspected of starting a fire that burned an Anchorage auto body repair shop has been arrested.
The Anchorage Fire Department says 27-year-old Paul Michael Emerson was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on arson and burglary charges.
Fire crews just after 2 a.m. Jan. 15 found smoke and fire pouring from the shop and an attached steel-framed outbuilding at 800 west International Airport Road just east of Arctic Boulevard.
Vehicles inside and outside both structures were burning.
Witnesses told investigators that a man had been near the fire.
Emerson was questioned. Police and fire officers arrested him Tuesday night.