ANCHORAGE -

Two Fort Wainwright soldiers are being treated in Seattle for severe burns suffered early Thursday during a tent fire, according to U.S. Army Alaska officials.

According to a Thursday statement from U.S. Army Alaska spokesperson John Pennell, the incident involved soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. It occurred during training near Eielson Air Force Base, at the Yukon Training Area.

“A tent housing three soldiers caught fire around 4 a.m. and two soldiers were seriously injured in the fire,” Pennell wrote. “They were evacuated by ambulance to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment before being transferred to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for additional treatment.”

The third soldier rescued the injured men, who received initial treatment from unit medics.

Pennell says the injured soldiers’ next of kin have been notified, as the incident remains under investigation.