6-year-old suspected in Ketchikan fire that burned garage

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 6-year-old boy was responsible for a weekend fire that burned a garage in Ketchikan.

The North Tongass Fire Department responded to the fire Saturday afternoon in a detached and unoccupied garage.

No one was injured but damage was estimated at $15,000.

The child was released to his guardian.

Troopers say the state fire marshal, juvenile probation office and the Office of Children’s Services were notified of the incident.

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