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Investigators recover remains of house-fire victim; 3 others hurt

Tim Ellis/KUAC
A state DOT snow-plow truck Sawmill Creek Road Thursday at milepost 1403 Alaska Highway, a mainly agricultural area about 20 miles south of Delta Junction.

Investigators have found human remains at the site of a fire that destroyed a home Tuesday morning in an area south of Delta Junction.

Alaska State Troopers say investigators found the remains Wednesday in what’s left of the three-story house on Rapeseed Way and Sawmill Creek Road, about 20 miles south of Delta.

Trooper spokesman Austin McDaniel says the remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office. McDaniel says Troopers won’t be able to identify the victim until after the autopsy.

According to a Trooper report, fire crew members on the scene believe the remains are those of an adult woman who lived in the house.

The report says three people, including two who lived in the house, sustained minor injuries.

A deputy State Fire Marshal from Fairbanks continues investigating the cause of the fire.

Tim Ellis has been working as a KUAC reporter/producer since 2010. He has more than 30 years experience in broadcast, print and online journalism.