Fundraising begins for victims of deadly fire in Fairview

A home in Fairview is fully engulfed in flames. Photo by Lisa Felber.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The fire that killed three people does not appear to be suspicious. That's according to the Anchorage Fire Department in regards to an early morning fire in the Fairview neighborhood Friday morning.

What used to be the home of the Miller family is now boarded up and still the scene of an investigation. And because of that, the cause of the fire has not been determined. AFD did says so far the fire is not considered suspicious or seem to be intentionally set. Crews for the department are still combing through the debris looking for evidence of what caused the fire and whether any smoke detectors were in the home and properly installed and set up.

On Monday, AFD confirmed that a medical examiner identified the victims in the deadly fire as that of 32-year-old Amy Miller, 6-year-old Isaiah Miller, and 4-year-old Lily Miller. Condolences, along with donations, are rolling in on Facebook and a fundraising site for the family. Amy used to work at Midnight Sun Brewing Company, and Isaiah was a kindergartner at Fairview Elementary – where the principal for the school say grief counseling has been provided for fellow students.

Natalie Forbis, a friend of the family, has organized a fundraiser to help the surviving members of the Miller family and friends pay for expenses following the tragedy. You can make a donation to them by clicking here.

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