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Fire at Kodiak Island lodge kills 1, injures at least 3

One person is dead and at least three people were injured Thursday morning following a fire at a Kodiak Island lodge in a former cannery building in Uyak Bay.

Fire_at_kodiak_island_lodgeCoast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert said as of 10:45 a.m., everyone else in the lodge had been accounted for. He also said the fire had been put out.

A fishing vessel, the Alaskan, took the injured from the former Parks Cannery to Larsen Bay, and the U.S. Coast Guard flew them from there to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

The Coast Guard received a report of the fire in the early morning hours. Eggert said he didn't have information about the size of the fire or the names of the victims.

Alaska State Trooper Daniel Blizzard, in Kodiak, said the historic cannery is now a lodge and guide operation. Parks Cannery appears to be part of Spirit of Alaska, a wilderness adventure company.

Annie Zak

Annie Zak was a business reporter for the ADN between 2015 and 2019.