FAIRBANKS—The chief of Manley Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department is under investigation by the Interior Region Emergency Medical Services Council for reportedly using a racial slur in a public Facebook post Wednesday.

Terry Russel, chief of the volunteer fire department and board member of the Interior Region EMS Council, reportedly commented on an article written by Fairbanks journalist Dermot Cole regarding the possible renaming of Denali back to Mount McKinley.

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