City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Capital City Fire/Rescue

UPDATE: Emmanuel Baptist Church Fire

The Capital City Fire Marshal's Office has determined that the fire that occurred at the Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 10490 Glacier Highway on December 1, 2015, was an intentional set fire. Preliminary investigation concludes that a vehicle parked next to the church is where the fire originated. The fire burned the outside wall of the church, and continued to burn vertically through the roof eave and extended inside of the ceiling space to the peak of the roof. The Anchorage office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was contacted as a c courtesy to advise an intentional set fire at a place of worship had occurred. At this time there is no indication that they will be involved with the investigation. The investigation is being conducted by the CCFR Fire Marshal and Juneau Police Department. Various items were collected as evidence for further examination by the Juneau Police Department and State Crime Lab. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call CCFR 586-5322 or Juneau Police Department at 586-0600 to assist with this case. Submitted by: Fire Marshal Daniel Jager

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