Body found in Shageluk house fire

  • Source: KTVA-TV CBS 11 Anchorage
  • Published: 01/18/2019 11:53 PM

Human remains were found in a burned house in the Western Alaska community of Shageluk, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers have not identified the person killed in Thursday's fire. An online dispatch posted Friday says troopers were called about the fire in Shageluk around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. It was reported that someone was in the house, which had been fully engulfed in flames. Troopers say a house-to-house search was done in an attempt to track down the missing person. An Aniak-based trooper and deputy fire marshals from Anchorage responded. Troopers say a body was found in the building after the fire. The remains were sent for identification to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage. Family members of the presumed victim have been informed of the situation. Troopers say no foul play is suspected.


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