Human Remains found at Winch Road Fire

Fire at Winch Road
Fire at Winch Road(KTVF)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 5:33 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Sunday, October 17, at approximately 9:30 P.M. Steese Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at an abandoned garage on Winch Road, off the Steese Highway.

On arrival, firefighters discovered the building on fire with major fire damage to the front of the building. After initial fire attack and entry into the building, a victim was found, deceased.

Alaska State Troopers and Deputy Fire Marshall responded to the fire and determined the fire originated above an oil stove, which is consistent with a chimney fire.

At this time the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. We will have more on this story as it unfolds.

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