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2-year-old girl killed in Fairbanks mobile home fire

  • Author: Madeline McGee
  • Updated: January 9, 2019
  • Published January 9, 2019

A toddler was killed early Monday morning when a mobile home in Fairbanks caught fire, Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch Wednesday.

Firefighters from the University of Alaska Fairbanks responded around 4:15 a.m. Monday to the Gold Rush Estates mobile home park on Thomas Street in Fairbanks, where a fire was burning at one of the homes, troopers said.

A man and woman who escaped the fire uninjured told emergency responders a child was still inside. The 2-year-old girl was later found dead in the bedroom of the burned home.

A deputy fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire, troopers said. The girl’s remains were transported to the state medical examiner to be autopsied.

The temperature outside was 36 degrees below zero when the fire department responded, troopers said.