- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say uninhabited areas of a small Kodiak Island community felt the brunt of a wind-whipped wildfire that prompted evacuation orders and destroyed a library and three houses.

The fire erupted Thursday in Chiniak (chihn-ee-AHK’), which is about 10 miles southeast of Kodiak on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island.

Kodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican said a flyover showed the largest area of impact was in uninhabited areas of the community. In addition to the loss of the library and three homes, he said some homes may have some “minor structural damage.”

Hot spots and embers carried by the wind remained a concern early Friday afternoon.

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