A fatal fire in Soldotna is under investigation

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Soldotna, Alaska (KINY) – On Thursday at 5:06 a.m., the Alaska State Troopers were notified that Central Emergency Services fire crews responded to a residential structure fire in Soldotna.

The residence was fully engulfed.

During firefighting efforts, a deceased individual was located inside the residence.

Soldotna troopers, investigators, and a Deputy Fire Marshal responded to investigate.

The individual’s remains are being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and autopsy.

The residence was a total loss.

The origin and cause of the fire is currently under investigation.