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Body found during investigation of Fairbanks house fire

Fairbanks Fire Department
Fairbanks Fire Department(City of Fairbanks)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:23 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - According to a press release from the Fairbanks Fire Department a house fire was reported early Friday afternoon and upon investigation of the scene a body was found.

At approximately 12:55 p.m. the Fairbanks Emergency Communication Center received several calls 911 calls reporting a structure fire at 232 Princess Drive. When Fairbanks Fire Department crews arrived on scene, they located the fire in a room on the second floor of the home. It took approximately 10 minutes to extinguish the fire.

A deceased individual was found in the room where the fire had been. The identity of the deceased will be released after next of kin is notified.

An investigation into the fire is being conducted, and anyone with information should contact Deputy Fire Marshal Moira Townsend at 907-450-6614 or mtownsend@fairbanks.us. Fairbanks Police Department and the State Fire Marshal are also assisting in the investigation.

This story is still developing and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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