Tuluksak Man Arrested For Alleged Arson

A Tuluksak man is under arrest after he allegedly set fire to a home in Kwethluk.

The incident happened Tuesday. Troopers say 21-year-old Ferdinand Andrew had been upset with the occupants of the house and splashed gasoline on the
exterior door and lit it on fire.

The residents and neighbors were able to put the fire out with minimal damage. There were no injuries.

A plastic container with gasoline inside was found at the scene. When troopers contacted Andrew he was wearing clothing that matched the description given by witnesses.

Andrew is charged with Arson in the 2nd degree and violating conditions of release.

He was transported to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center where he awaits arraignment.

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Daysha Eaton, KMXT - Kodiak
Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.