January 07, 2008
Ketchikan, Alaska - Thursday night the Ketchikan Fire Department received a call reporting an electrical fire on the pier at Alaska Ship and Drydock at 3801 Tongass Avenue. The call was received at At 11:45 PM January 3rd.
According to Assistant Fire
Chief Jim Hill, first arriving fire crews reported lots of smoke
from the waterside of the wharf near the docked AMHS M/V Matanuska.
At that time a second-alarm was requested for manpower and the
city fireboat Harry Newell along with the USCG 47 foot
rescue boat were both dispatched to assist.
The fire was brought under control quickly and completely extinguished by 12:30 AM reported Hill. The cause of the fire appeared to be an electrical malfunction. Crews cleared the scene at 1:00 AM.
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