VIDEO: Noodle World goes up in flames, caught on camera Thursday morning

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - What was originally reported as a second fire at Yakitori Sushi, was actually a fire at neighboring restaurant Noodle World Alaska.

The two restaurants were in the same building, but the fire discovered Thursday began in Noodle World, and not Yakitori, as was initially stated by dispatchers.

A video, caught on camera by a KTUU viewer, observed flames licking the front of the building before emergency responders arrived. That video can be viewed in full above.

Both Yakitori Sushi and Noodle World are in a strip mall on Tudor. According to an Anchorage Police Department dispatcher, the fire was spotted some time before 6:30 a.m., with Anchorage Fire Department on the scene.

As of 7 a.m., the Noodle World fire was extinguished. The extent of the damage remains to be seen.

A witness in the area Thursday told KTUU that they saw someone break a window at Noodle World this morning, and start the fire intentionally. Earlier this week, Yakitori burned as a result of arson.

A senior fire captain with AFD said that the fire spread slightly to another business, Alaska Liquor, next door. The AFD captain said he would appreciate the public's help to discover who is starting these fires.

This marks the second time this strip mall has been on fire within the same week. Both fires have been labeled as deliberate acts of arson by authorities.

On Feb. 4, Yakitori Sushi was reported on fire, a case which was later ruled as arson.

Video surveillance of that arson showed two alleged burglars running out of the building, one with his hand visibly engulfed in flames.

This is a breaking story and KTUU has crews on the scene. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated that Yakitori Sushi was on fire per initial report from police. The story has been corrected to show that Noodle World was the restaurant on fire.



 
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