Troopers ID girl killed in Fairbanks trailer fire
A trailer fire early Jan. 7 in Fairbanks claimed the life of a young child, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email Tuesday that the victim is 2-year-old Adrianna Franklin.
A call at about 4:15 a.m. reporting the blaze, in the Goldrush Estates trailer park, was received by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Fire Department according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. Multiple units responded to the scene.
“The temperature at the time was [36 degrees below zero] in Fairbanks,” troopers wrote. “An adult male and an adult female were able to exit the trailer without injury and it was reported that a young child was still inside. A deceased 2-year-old female was found in the bedroom of the burned-out residence.”
Peters said in an email that the survivors were family members of the girl.
"They did not receive fire-related injuries," Peters wrote. "One of them did receive minor cold-weather-related injuries after escaping the structure."
Franklin’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy, and a deputy fire marshal responded to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the fire occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 9. According to a trooper dispatch, the fire occurred on the morning of Monday, Jan. 7.
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