Body found in Wasilla house fire

A body was discovered in a structure fire late Tuesday in Wasilla.
A body was discovered in a structure fire late Tuesday in Wasilla.(Google Maps)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 9:34 AM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:03 AM AKDT

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Mat-Su Borough firefighters discovered a body after responding to a house fire in the Matanuska Valley.

Alaska State Troopers received a report of the fire around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to a trooper dispatch, responding along with Emergency Services and the Mat-Su Borough Fire Department to Angel Drive, between Wasilla and Houston.

Upon arriving on the scene, firefighters saw signs of “possible entrapment,” according to Austin McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety. After gaining control of the blaze, firefighters found the body of a 31-year-old man in the kitchen area of the house.

The state fire marshal was called in, and the body was later handed over to the state medical examiner. McDaniel said while the cause of the fire is still being investigated, there is nothing to indicate arson as a cause.

Next of kin have been notified.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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