Palmer trailer fire kills one

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An early-morning fire in a trailer left one person dead early Sunday.

Several fire engines and tankers responded to the blaze shortly before 5 a.m.

After firefighters extinguished the blaze at the Fox Run Campground and RV Park, they found a body inside the trailer, said Tim DeSpain, spokesman for Alaska State Troopers. The victim's identity won't be officially released until the medical examiner completes an autopsy, DeSpain said.

Authorities do not suspect foul play at this point, Despain said.

Letha Butts, who owns the trailer park with her husband, Alan, said the woman who lived in the trailer sometimes left her cookstove on to heat the trailer.

The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, DeSpain said.

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