Fire

An aerial satellite view of Kwetluk on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch.

An aerial satellite view of Kwethluk on Google Maps. Screenshot by Charles Enoch.

Troopers and a deputy fire marshal are investigating the cause of a fire that killed one person in Kwethluk. Officials have released no further information.
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Emmonak in July 2013. (Photo by Adam DuBrowa/FEMA)

Emmonak in July 2013. (Photo by Adam DuBrowa/FEMA)

This story by Emily Russell originally appeared on KNOM.

A fire in the village of Emmonak destroyed five commercial buildings and caused an estimated $3 million in damages over the weekend.

According to a report filed by the Alaska State Troopers, local troopers and the Village Public Safety Officer were called around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Smoke was seen billowing out of the Kwik’Pak Fisheries warehouse. Kwik’Pak is a commercial fisheries business and the village’s largest employer. Read more →

City water trucks supply water for 6th Avenue house fire in Bethel. April 2014. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

City water trucks supply water for 6th Avenue house fire in Bethel. April 2014. Photo by Dean Swope /KYUK.

Another fire lit up Bethel Sunday.

Around 11:30 a.m. the Bethel Fire Dept. responded to a home electrical fire in Kusko Court. No injuries occurred. Read more →

Firefighters working to control a fire at 6th Avenue in Bethel. Photo by Charles/KYUK

Firefighters working to control a fire at 6th Avenue in Bethel. Photo by Charles/KYUK

The Bethel Fire Department responded to a fire in the 700 block of 6th Avenue in Bethel early Thursday evening. Crews were working to extinguish the flames as of 5 p.m.

This is the second fire that Bethel Firefighters responded to this week. The other totaled the City of Bethel Port Office.  No other details were available at the time this story was written.

A view of the burned Port Office from the river. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

A view of the burned Port Office from the river. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

The Bethel Fire Department is investigating a fire that left the Bethel Port Office charred Tuesday evening. At this point they don’t suspect any foul play was involved.
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"Welcome to Akiak" sign. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

“Welcome to Akiak” sign. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

Officials are still investigating the cause of the Akiak school fire, which happened earlier this month. But in its aftermath, some things are still being worked out.

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Alaska State Trooper logo. Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Trooper logo. Courtesy AST.

A woman has reportedly died and two children are injured after a fire in the Southwestern Alaska village of Chevak, Thursday, October 22.
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Village of Tununak, home to about 330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Village of Tununak, home to about 330 residents. (Creative Commons)

The state medical examiner’s office has identified the remains of the three-year-old in the Tununak  fire last Friday, as Cameron Luke.

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Village of Tununak, home to about 3330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Village of Tununak, home to about 3330 residents. (Creative Commons)

Authorities have found the remains of a three-year-old child after a house fire in Tununak.
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Bethel Firefighters speak to a woman outside of the house the small fire occurred in. (Photo by Geraldine Brink/ KYUK)

Bethel Firefighters speak to a woman outside of the house the small fire occurred in. (Photo by Geraldine Brink/ KYUK)

On Wednesday afternoon, the Bethel Fire Department extinguished a house fire in City Subdivision.
Smoke was coming from the back of the house.
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