Alaska State Troopers respond to house fire on Chena Hot Springs Road
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Alaska State Troopers (AST) responded to a house fire on Chena Hot Springs Road on Friday, August 5 at approximately 4:15 a.m.
Upon arrival AST described the single story residence as “heavily engulfed.” According to a press release, the home, located at 5100 Chena Hot Springs Road, is located outside of a fire protection area.
An Alaska Department of Public Safety Deputy Fire Marshal from Fairbanks responded to determine the cause and origin of the fire. North Star Volunteer Fire Department assisted with cooling off the fire to aid the investigation.
The investigation revealed the fire originated in the living room and spread throughout the rest of the home.
According to interviews with friends and neighbors, an adult male was the sole occupant of the residence and had been seen earlier that night prior to the fire. Both of his vehicles and 4-wheeler were in the driveway, suggesting he could be inside the burned structure.
The remains of a deceased human adult, who is thought to be the homeowner, was found inside and have been sent to the State Medical Examiner for autopsy and positive identification.
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