UPDATE April 7: State troopers have identified the victim as 36-year-old Metlakatla resident Joshua Maxey. In a dispatch posted online, troopers say a deputy fire marshal identified the area near a wood stove inside the trailer as the source of the fire.
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A Metlakatla man died after a fire consumed a home early Tuesday morning. That’s according to Alaska State Troopers who didn’t immediately identify the victim on Wednesday.
According to troopers, the man had rushed back into the burning trailer home around 4 a.m. Tuesday to rescue a dog but didn’t manage to escape in time.
Metlakatla Volunteer Fire Department crews rushed the man to the hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries, troopers report.
Nobody else was reportedly harmed.
A state deputy fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Metlakatla is a Southeast community of about 1,600 people on Annette Island south of Ketchikan.