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Human remains found after fire at abandoned commercial garage in Fairbanks

Firefighters found human remains after a fire at an abandoned commercial garage along Winch...
Firefighters found human remains after a fire at an abandoned commercial garage along Winch Road in Fairbanks.(Alaska's News Source/Google Maps)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 11:47 AM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - Firefighters found human remains after a fire at an abandoned commercial garage along Winch Road in Fairbanks.

According to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, the Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of flames at the garage just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Shortly after extinguishing the fire, the remains were found.

The fire was determined to have originated above an oil stove, which a deputy fire marshal at the scene said is consistent with a chimney fire. The building is considered a total loss by troopers.

The fire did not appear suspicious, according to troopers, and the remains were sent to the state medical examiner for identification.

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