One dead in Fairbanks fire

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A fire Friday morning killed a resident in a Fairbanks apartment building, Alaska State Troopers reported.

It wasn't clear if the victim was a man or a woman, according to troopers.

Emergency workers got a call at about 8 a.m. reporting the fire in an older ten-unit apartment building. Firefighters extinguished the fire in a first-floor unit, but they found a body in a bedroom, troopers said.

The State Fire Marshal and troopers were investigating, but had not determined the cause of the blaze Friday afternoon.

The body was being sent to the State Medical Examiner to establish positive identification and a cause of death.

Temporary heat and power were restored to the building Friday afternoon, and some residents were expected to return on Saturday.

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