Fire

Fire crews battled a blaze in the Haroldson Subdivision area. Image via google maps.

Fire crews battled a blaze in the Haroldson Subdivision area. Image via google maps.

The Bethel Fire Department reports they’re fighting a stubborn fire in Haroldson Subdivision near the dump.

Officials say the fire started early Tuesday morning, around 2:30 a.m., but the road was impassable due to muddy conditions and crews couldn’t get an engine to the site.
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Fire Destroys Home in Akiak

by Ben Matheson on February 10, 2015

A fire destroyed a home in Akiak. Photo by Sammy Jackson II.

A fire destroyed a home in Akiak. Photo by Sammy Jackson II.

State troopers say a fire that destroyed a house Monday in Akiak likely started in the chimney. Troopers responded Monday after the fire completely destroyed the home. Both people inside the house escaped without harm. The trooper’s investigation found the fire was not intentionally set.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Two investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s office completed their work at the site of the fire that destroyed the new Bethel alcohol treatment center. Lloyd Nakano is an assistant state fire marshall.

“The on scene has been completed, however, more followups with interviews may be possible,” said Nakano.
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A fire burned an alcohol treatment facility in Bethel Monday night. Photo by Dean Swope

A fire burned an alcohol treatment facility under construction in Bethel Monday night. Photo by Dean Swope

Officials are investigating a large fire in Bethel that started just after 8 o’clock Monday night, behind the Bethel post office. The Fire destroyed an alcohol treatment center under construction by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

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Photo by Pat Samson.

Photo by Pat Samson.

Bethel Fire Crews responded to a tundra fire around 8 p.m. Thursday. Fred Watson, the Acting Fire Chief says the grass fire was burning beyond a half-mile northeast of the dump and measured about 75 yards by 50 yards.
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Fire Destroys Bethel Church

by Daysha Eaton on September 15, 2014

Firefighters battle a blaze early Monday morning. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Firefighters battle a blaze early Monday morning. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel Fire Department officials say they’re investigating an early morning fire at a church in Bethel.

Acting Fire Chief Bill Howell says firefighters were called to the Pentecostal Church on Main Street and Fourth Avenue at approximately 6:17 am.

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Fire DangerFire Danger is back up in Southwest Alaska. Mike Roos, a Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, Southwest Area says fire danger is high and fuels, especially tundra grasses, are drying out. Read more →

An Akiak couple lost all their possessions in a house fire, but they were flooded with donations after fellow villagers sent text messages asking for help.

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