Investigation re-opened in 2014 Bethel alcohol treatment center fire

The aftermath of the fire. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK)
The aftermath of the fire. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK)

Officials have re-opened the investigation into the alcohol treatment center in fire in late 2014. The fire destroyed the new PATC alcohol treatment center, which was under construction.

Bethel Police Department Sgt. Amy Davis is leading the investigation, and is says the case reopened in early June, last year. A few days prior, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, who’s in charge of the treatment center, offered a $20,000 reward to anyone with information.

Fire marshals eventually ruled that the cause of fire was ‘undetermined.’

But now, Davis says she has suspects. Davis, who declined to go one tape, said she’d “like to get this [the fire] solved.”

“I have some really good leads,” she said, adding that if anyone else has more information they should come forward.

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