Today (1/5/13) the man seriously burned in a fire on New Year’s Day at the Downtown Post Office passed away. He was identified as John Druck Wallis.
Wallis was found on fire in the lobby of the Post Office by a person checking their mail.
When firefighters arrived, by standers had put the fire out, but not before the victim had sustained very serious burns to the upper portion of his body.
He was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and later medivaced to Harborview Medical Center Burn Unit in Seattle.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fairbanks Fire and Police Department.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fairbanks Fire Department at 450-6615 or the Fairbanks Police at 450-6500.