As with toilet paper, more people try to buy ammunition when supplies are already short.
“To our memory, this is the largest seizure of firearms we’ve made in a federal operation here in Alaska,” says U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder.
Two brothers from Mexico died in the Sept. 17 fire. Seven other people, including four firefighters, were injured.
Forty students from around Alaska trained to become fire investigators by studying fire behavior, fire chemistry, fire modeling, scene processing and evidence collection.