- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on a fatal fire at an Alaska fishing lodge:

11:45 a.m.

The Coast Guard says a person died Thursday in a fire at a remote fishing lodge on Kodiak Island.

Petty Officer Meredith Manning says the agency has confirmed one death and three injuries. She says has the fire has been extinguished.

The early morning fire struck a lodge in a former cannery at Uyak (OO-yak) Bay. The bay is on the west side of Kodiak Island about 60 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak.

Three burn victims were taken by fishing boat from the lodge to Larsen Bay. The Coast Guard transported them by helicopter to Kodiak for treatment.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating. Spokeswoman Megan Peters says investigators are trying to reach the remote lodge, but communications with the officers may be difficult.


9:45 a.m.

The Coast Guard says three people suffered burns in a fire at a remote fishing lodge on Kodiak Island.

Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert says the fire started early Thursday at a fishing lodge at Uyak (OO-yak) Bay. The lodge is a former cannery.

A fishing boat, the Alaskan, transported the victims to the village of Larsen Bay. A Coast Guard helicopter flew them to Kodiak for treatment.

Eggert says people at Uyak Bay were fighting the fire and the Coast Guard is staying in contact with the fishing boat in case other injured people need to be flown out.

Alaska State Troopers are attempting to reach the lodge to investigate. Spokeswoman Megan Peters says it’s too early to say whether all people at the lodge have been accounted for.

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