- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - Officials say a partially built alcohol treatment center in the southwest Alaska city of Bethel caught fire Monday night.

KTUU-TV reports (https://is.gd/Ue3CNb) that a spokeswoman for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. says the $12.5 million center was expected to be completed next year.

Spokeswoman Donna Bach said the building appeared to be engulfed in flames by 8:15 p.m. Volunteer firefighters were on scene.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze wasn’t known late Monday night.

The regional health corporation runs a Bethel-based hospital and provides medical services for more than 50 surrounding villages.

Bach says the treatment center was being built as a 16-bed facility and was insured.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com


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