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Remote cabin fire victim identified in northern B.C.

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified a 27-year-old man who died in a massive cabin fire, that apparently went unnoticed in a remote area west of Prince George.

Cabin was so isolated, no one noticed it had burned to the ground

Johnathan Hansen, 27, was killed when his cabin burned down in an isolated area near Kwitzil Lake, in northern B.C. (Google)

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified a 27-year-old man who died in a massive cabin fire, that apparently went unnoticed in a remote area west of Prince George.

Johnathan Hansen had been living in the cabin in a wooded area near Gravel Pit Lake, also known as Kwitzil Lake, about 35 kilometres west of the city in the north of the province.

According to the coroner, Hansen's family visited the cabin on Oct. 31 only to find it burned to the ground and Hansen himself missing.

It seems no one had noticed or reported the blaze and Hansen's relatives were unable to find him.

Two days later, they returned to the site of the cabin and discovered remains that were later positively identified.

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