Man dies in Shageluk house fire

Nov 04, 2013 -- 10:45am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State Troopers say a man died in a fire that burned a small house in the village of Shageluk. Troopers say the man's name will be released after positive identification by the state medical examiner. Troopers took a call at 4 p.m. Saturday that the 10-by-16-foot home was on fire. Spokeswoman Beth Ipsen tells the Anchorage Daily News that the home burned to the ground. The home was heated with a wood stove but the cause of the fire has not been determined. Shageluk is on the Innoko River, a tributary of the Yukon, in southwest Alaska. The population is 130. Ipsen says Shageluk has no equipment to fight major fires.

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