- Associated Press - Thursday, August 18, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An overnight fire burned buildings in the western Alaska village of Kotlik.

Anchorage television station KTUU (https://bit.ly/2bEx7Yk) reports a deputy state fire marshal is heading to the village to investigate.

Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain says the fire marshal’s office received a call reporting the fire at 2:12 a.m. Thursday.

He says there are no reported injuries or loss of life.

School teacher Cheryl Faulk says residents pumped water from a river to contain the fire.

Residents say an old school burned and a school shop, an office building and a duplex were among other buildings affected.

Kotlik is a village of 600 about 165 miles northwest of Bethel and 460 miles west of Anchorage.


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

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