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On Sunday, October 17, 2021, at approximately 2121 hours, the Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department (SAVFD) received a report of a structure fire with suspected entrapment at an abandoned commercial garage on Winch Road in Fairbanks. While firefighters were extinguishing the fire, they located human remains. Troopers and a Deputy Fire Marshal responded to the scene. A deputy fire marshal determined the fire's origin to be above an oil stove at the rear of the structure and is consistent with a chimney fire. The human remains were sent to the state medical examiner for positive identification. The fire does not appear to be suspicious. The structure is a total loss.
Posted on 10/19/2021 8:30:45 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel