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A fire at a home in northwest Alaska killed a woman and 5 children, officials say

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a woman and five children have died in a fire at a home in rural northwest Alaska. Troopers said Thursday that the remains of the six have been recovered. The home was in the Inupiat village of Noovik. The bodies have been sent to the state medical examiner in Anchorage for identification. Village residents became aware of the fire at about 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Troopers said water was used in an attempt to extinguish the fire but it was already fully engulfed and too hot to attempt any rescue. The cause of the fire has not been officially determined.

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