The Anchorage Fire Department is asking for help finding the person or people responsible for a suspicious restaurant fire earlier this month in South Anchorage.
The fire was reported 5:24 a.m. on May 11 at Sunrise Grill & Pancake House, 8201 Old Seward Highway. Investigators found evidence at the restaurant that shows the business was likely burglarized before the fire, according to a Fire Department statement.
Whether the building is a total loss will be determined by the insurance company and the owner, said department spokesman Al Tamagni. "Estimated loss is approximately $1 million."
The department is asking anyone with information about the fire to call Crime Stoppers at 561-7867 or submit a tip online at www.anchoragecrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can also call the arson hotline at 267-5060.
Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that results in an arrest on felony charges, the department said.