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2nd body found in Fairbanks fire rubble

By Associated Press 6:58 PM January 30, 2014

Firefighters and investigators are continuing to sift through the debris as they search for a cause.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Investigators in Fairbanks have found a second body in the rubble of a fire that destroyed an apartment building, leaving about 50 people homeless.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/OJzwOP ) the second body was found late Thursday afternoon. The first was found Wednesday night. Neither has yet been identified.

Assistant Fire Chief Ernie Misewicz says there is a chance more victims might be found. He says investigators don’t know for sure who might have been present in the 18 apartments.

One man was severely burned and several other people were treated for less-serious injuries after the fire early Wednesday.

Firefighters and investigators are continuing to sift through the debris as they search for a cause.

The building contained apartments on the second floor, and offices and a secondhand furniture shop on the first.

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