A trailer fire early Wednesday in Fairbanks claimed the life of a young child, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A call at about 4:15 a.m. reporting the blaze, in the Goldrush Estates trailer park, was received by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Department according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Multiple units responded to the scene.
“The temperature at the time was [36 degrees below zero] in Fairbanks,” troopers wrote. “An adult male and an adult female were able to exit the trailer without injury and it was reported that a young child was still inside. A deceased 2-year-old female was found in the bedroom of the burned-out residence.”
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email that the survivors were family members of the girl.
"They did not receive fire-related injuries," Peters wrote. "One of them did receive minor cold-weather-related injuries after escaping the structure."
The girl’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy, and a deputy fire marshal responded to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.