Children killed in Butte fire identified, investigation determines fire was accidental

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The State Medical Examiner's Office has positively identified the five children killed in a trailer fire on the morning of September 7 in the Mat Su Borough community of Butte.

    They are 12 year old Alexis Quakenbush; 8 year old Nevaeh Flores; 7 year old Lilyanna Flores;, 6 year old Sofia Flores; and 3 year old Jaelynn Flores.

    All died as a result of smoke inhalation, according to the dispatch from Alaska State Troopers issued Wednesday.

    The investigation by Troopers and the State Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire was accidental.  The dispatch says it was cooking related.

    No foul play is suspected.

     

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