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Bethel house fire leaves 3 in critical condition

A house at 1019 Ridgecrest Drive is seen hours after three people were found inside and taken to the hospital following a fire on June 14, 2024.
Evan Erickson
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KYUK
A house at 1019 Ridgecrest Drive is seen hours after three people were found inside and taken to the hospital following a fire on June 14, 2024.

Three people were in “critical” condition after a house fire in Bethel on June 14, according to the Bethel Police Department.

Acting Bethel Police Chief Christopher Wigner wrote in a statement on June 14 that the Bethel Fire Department and police responded to a report of a house fire on Ridgecrest Dr. at about 2:15 p.m. on June 14.

After observing smoke coming out of the residence, the fire department entered the house and found a man and two women unconscious. The individuals were transported to a local hospital, where they were listed in critical condition, according to the police statement.

First responders are investigating the cause of the fire.

Bethel Police ask anyone with information about the fire to contact Fire Investigator Warren at 907-543-2131 or Investigator Watson at 907-543-3781.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated with additional information.

Updated: June 15, 2024 at 4:54 PM AKDT
This story has been updated with a new photo.
Sage Smiley is KYUK's news director.