The Alaska State Troopers report that a cabin fire in the Talkeetna area killed one person. According to the troopers, the initial call was received just before midnight on Saturday night. When troopers arrived from the Talkeetna post, the cabin had burned to the ground. The next day, they returned with a Deputy Fire Marshal to search in the daylight. Human remains were found during that search. No positive identification has been made of the remains, and the investigation is ongoing. Troopers say foul play is not suspected at this time.
Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says that, since there is currently no positive ID, no further details, including the location of the fire, are being released. Talkeetna Fire Department Chief Ken Farina says that he had not been notified of a structure fire in the Talkeetna area on Saturday.
This is a developing story. We will provide more information as it becomes available.