Alaska State Troopers are investigating the circumstances of a small house fire in Soldotna.
Troopers and Central Emergency Services responded to a report of a fire on Belaire Drive around 10:12 p.m. Monday night. It was contained to one of the home’s bedrooms, and had been put out by the time troopers got there, according to an online trooper dispatch.
The only person in the house at the time was the owner’s boyfriend, a 45-year-old Kenai man, according to the report. He was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for “minor abrasions to his hand,” and is being treated for medical issues not related to the fire, troopers wrote.
Troopers also found that “several large windows in the residence were broken, as well as a television.”
Arson in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree were used in the dispatch to describe the incident. However, Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer Beth Ipsen wrote in an email that no charges have been made in the case yet.
“Charges will be filed based on the outcome of the investigation,” she wrote.
Per trooper policy, names of individuals are not released unless charges are made.
— Megan Pacer