One person is dead and three others are injured after a fire at a remote fishing lodge on Kodiak Island.
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert said the fire started about 4 a.m., Thursday morning at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Lodge at Uyak Bay. The fire is out and state troopers are on their way to investigate.
The lodge is a former cannery. A fishing boat transported the victims to the village of Larsen Bay. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flew them to Kodiak for treatment.
“The mayor of Larson Bay contacted the Coast Guard, requesting assistance with a fire they had at the Parks Cannery,” Eggert said. “There were three injured people who were transported from the cannery to an airstrip there in Larson Bay, via the fishing vessel, Alaskan.”
Eggert said the Coast Guard is staying in contact with the fishing boat in case other injured people need to be flown out.
State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said Thursday afternoon that Troopers had not been able to get to the lodge due to weather.
Peters said it’s too early to say whether all people at the lodge have been accounted for.