Whittier Dock Fire Triggers State of Emergency as Peak Fishing and Cruise Season Arrives
Ten days after a devastating fire that destroyed much of the towns main dock, the city of Whittier, AK has declared a State of Emergency, according to news reports from KTUU.
The dock fire, triggered by an explosion around midnight July 7, resulted in the loss of life for a Cordova crewman aboard the F/V Alaganik, the sinking of that vessel, and the destruction of a barge and several vehicles, including crane equipment, on the dock. It was initially reported as caused by an...
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