This December 2020 photo shows a CCFR vehicle. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested on charges related to vehicle fire

No injuries were reported in the early morning fire.

This story has been updated to include additional information.

A Juneau man was arrested Monday in connection with a vehicle fire that occurred early Saturday morning in the Lemon Creek area.

Ryan Patrick Lynch, 36, was arrested Monday morning while walking down the road near 8700 Glacier Highway after being sought in connection with the fire, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release.

Lynch was charged with first-degree domestic violence-arson and third-degree domestic violence-criminal mischief and is. being held without bail at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Campbell said. A security camera near the incident was able to capture imagery of the fire and a suspect, according to police.

Around 2:30 a.m., Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel were dispatched to a driveway near Western Auto Marine, according to CCFR Assistant Chief Sam Russell, who was on duty during the incident.

Once on the scene, firefighters encountered a single vehicle on fire. CCFR was on scene for about 30 minutes extinguishing the blaze. No one was injured in the fire, Russell said. The roadway was briefly closed while CCFR extinguished the fire, Campbell said.

The vehicle, a 2018 Toyota Tacoma, was a total loss, Campbell said. The total cost of the destroyed vehicle and items and damage to the carport was assessed at just under $43,000.

Social media reports of an explosion in the area were likely the result of the tires popping due to the fire, Russell said.

Contact reporter Dana Zigmund at dana.zigmund@juneauempire.com or 907-308-4891.

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