Anchorage police and firefighters are investigating three vehicle fires suspected to have been intentionally set Friday morning in Independence Park.
Fire crews responded to the blazes, on the 9300 block of Flintlock Street and the 9200 block of Independence Drive, at 5:58 a.m. and 6:23 a.m. respectively. The third car fire, investigator Brian Balega said was next to the vehicle in the second blaze.
According to APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker, the vehicle in the Flintlock Street fire was parked near a house and was fully engulfed, while the Independence Drive vehicle burned in a carport.
Parker says no suspects have yet been identified.
Balega said he cannot confirm the three car fires are connected, but given the circumstances with proximity and time, there's a good chance they are. Balega noted there are similarities with four other car fires that happened a few weeks ago in Spenard that were also suspicious.
"What we're finding today, it sounds like the vehicles that may have been lit on fire were unlocked," said Balega. "It sounds like someone was going through vehicles looking for things."
Balega advises residents to lock their vehicle doors and not to leave any valuables inside.
If anyone saw any suspicious behavior, AFD asks you call APD or call them on the arson hotline at 267-5060.