A man found dead inside a house that burned in Nikolaevsk early Thursday has been identified as Andres "Andy" Afonasiev, 46, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Afonasiev is from Nikolaevsk.

Afonasiev was found after firefighters extinguished the early morning blaze that fully engulfed a ranch-style home, troopers said.

No other information was available about the cause of the fire Friday. A state fire marshal is investigating. Nikolaevsk is a Russian Old Believer village of just over 300 people outside of Homer

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