Person Catches Fire in Fairbanks Post Office; Flown to Seattle for Treatment

The Fairbanks Fire Department and police are investigating a fire that began shortly before 6 p.m. New Year's day at the U.S post office located at 315 Barnette Street.

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by Megan Mazurek

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks Fire Department and police are investigating a structure fire that began shortly before 6 p.m. New Year's day at the U.S post office located at 315 Barnette Street.

Crews arrived within minutes of the report and discovered the fire involved a person who had been sleeping on the floor of the PO Box hallway. It's unclear how the person caught fire, but there is an indication alcohol may have been a factor.

The person sustained serious burns and was flown to Harborview Medical Center Burn Unit in Seattle.

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WES said on Monday, Jan 7 at 12:23 PM

OUTLAW FIRE, NOT GUNS. FIRE KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN GUNS!!!!!

Jimbo said on Friday, Jan 4 at 12:30 PM

I guess he pulled his 'hot mail."

RETIRED1 said on Friday, Jan 4 at 7:25 AM

Probably was smoking some meth or crack and burned themselves up!

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