Fire Aboard M/V Malaspina Causes Damage
February 07, 2012
Share said when firefighters arrived smoke was showing from the port side of the vessel. Firefighters experienced heavy smoke and moderate heat upon entry and were able to contain the fire to the area of origin and extinguished the fire quickly said Chief Share. Due to a short response time the fire was contained to the room of origin and damage was minimal to the vessel.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. 17 Ketchikan Fire Department members responded along with mutual aid provided by North and South Tongass Volunteer Fire Departments.
There were no injuries.
The Alaska Marine Vessel Malaspina was built in 1963.
Share said during the time of the fire, personnel also responded to two other emergencies.
Share asks residents to remember to “Check their Smoke Alarms” and “Have an Escape Plan” with their families.
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