A Kwethluk man who admitted to setting a house on fire with a family inside is facing charges of attempted murder and arson. The city says that no injuries were reported.
Early Friday morning a family of four - a mother, a father, and two young children - awoke to find a fire consuming the only doorway to their home. A neighbor had heard the fire igniting - the loud whoomph of a match hitting gasoline. According to troopers, the neighbor smashed a window in the home to allow the family to escape outside to safety.
Kwethluk City Manager Boris Epchook said that volunteers ran to help put out the flames, spraying it with water and extinguishers. The house, he said, is a total loss.