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Troopers seek information after girl receives severe burns at North Pole party

Published: Mar. 19, 2021 at 5:24 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A bonfire at the 9-mile levy outside of North Pole left one girl in the hospital with first and second degree burns last week. Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public’s help in finding out more information.

According to trooper Wyatt Derner, someone allegedly threw gasoline in the fire, burning the girl who was near the flames at the time. Derner said the party took place on Saturday March 13th, and troopers are investigating the incident as a felony assault.

According to Derner there may have been as many as 50 people at the gathering. He encouraged anyone who was at the party, or has any knowledge of the incident, to contact the troopers.

“The Alaska State Troopers are looking for any witnesses that may have seen the events and be able to help us identify who that individual was or the chain of events that occurred that caused the injuries,” Derner said.

He also asked anyone with photos or video of the party to come forward and speak with troopers. Anyone with information is asked to call 451-5100 and speak with troopers.

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