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House fire kills one near Haines Junction

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Yukon RCMP say an investigation into the Boxing Day fire continues.

Yukon RCMP say one person is dead following a house fire near Haines Junction.

Police say on Boxing Day about 1:45 a.m. the Volunteer Fire Department responded to a home 11 kilometres east of the community on the Alaska Highway.

RCMP say the structure was completely destroyed by fire, and an initial investigation determined a person may have been inside.

Early Thursday human remains were recovered from the scene.

No cause has been determined, however police say the fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

The Yukon Coroner's Service is now leading the investigation, along with the Fire Marshal's Office, RCMP Fire Investigators, and Forensic Identification investigators.

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