UPDATE: Four Persons Perish in Tuesday Selawik Fire


Update: During the investigation, Deputy Fire Marshals discovered the remains of four victims and identified them as 49-year-old Fred Cleveland, 33-year-old Racienda Russell, a six-year-old child, and a four-year-old child. The investigators say that their preliminary investigation has not determined the cause of the fire but does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The remains have been turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for positive identification and autopsy.

Original: Alaska State Troopers report that they responded to the village of Selawik on Tuesday morning after receiving a report of a structure fire in that community.

The Village Public Safety Officers reported to troopers that four individuals that resided in the structure were unaccounted for.

Upon arrival, troopers opened an investigation. Deputy State Fire Marshals also traveled to the community and are actively investigating the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.