- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a person has been found dead after a fire broke out in a home in the western Alaska village of Kwethluk (KWEETH’-luk).

Troopers say public safety officers in the village controlled the fire and found the person dead inside the structure. Troopers in Bethel were notified of the fire just before 6 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says some locals used fire extinguishers on the blaze and some people hooked up hoses to a nearby fire hydrant. Peters says the effort came too late and the home is considered a complete loss.

Peters says the body is being transported to Anchorage for an autopsy and identification.

An investigation continues.

Kwethluk is a Yup’ik Eskimo community of nearly 800 located 12 miles east of Bethel.



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