A Whitehorse firefighter examines the scene of a fatal fire in the Prospector trailer park April 5. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

1 dead in Kopper King fire

Victim’s idenity hasn’t been released

One person is dead following a fire in Whitehorse’s Kopper King neighbourhood.

Yukon’s acting chief coroner Heather Jones identified the victim as 50-year-old Kevin Breker.

An autopsy has been ordered and will take place at Vancouver General Hospital. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Jones said.

Emergency crews responded to a 911 call Thursday morning after someone saw a trailer on fire.

“Upon arrival here the guys noticed some light smoke coming from the structure, had to force entry…. Upon gaining entry they found a victim who had succumbed to the fire,” said acting Whitehorse fire chief Chris Green. “So there is a fatality.”

Members of the Whitehorse Fire Department, RCMP, paramedics and the Yukon Coroners Service were all at the scene.

Contact the Yukon News at editor@yukon-news.com

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