A fire at a Kodiak Island fishing lodge killed an Indonesian tourist and injured three others. The Alaska Dispatch News has more information:
Silvana Sutanto, 59, of Indonesia, died June 2 in a fire at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge on the western side of the island near the village of Larsen Bay. The lodge is in the historic Parks Cannery facility.
According to a trooper dispatch posted Tuesday, four guests were sleeping in a lodge cabin when the fire broke out.
Troopers wrote that two of the guests — Shaun Gozali, 30, of Indonesia and Taeri Kim, 33, of South Korea — escaped through a window. Danielle Gozali, 22, also of Indonesia, was pulled out of the burning structure by the lodge owner.
Here’s the Alaska State Troopers updated report on the tragedy:
On 6/2/2016 at approximately 2230 hours, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and a State Fire Marshal arrived at the scene of the structure fire in Uyak Bay near the village of Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island. Because of poor weather conditions in the area, Troopers utilized the Alaska Wildlife Trooper patrol vessel, Cama’i to get to the scene. The “Parks Cannery” is operated as the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge. Investigation revealed that the fire had started in the main guest cabin. Four guests of the Lodge were sleeping in the cabin when the fire broke out. Shaun Gozali, a 30 year old Indonesian National, and Taeri Kim, a 33 year old South Korean Nation, were able to escape through a window. Danielle Gozali, a 22 year old Indonesian National, was pulled out of the burning structure by the owner of the lodge. The fourth member of the party, Silvana Sutanto, a 59 year old Indonesian National, perished in the fire. The three survivors were transported to the Kodiak hospital for treatment of their injuries by a United States Coast Guard helicopter early that morning. Shaun Gozali and Danielle Gozali were then flown to Seattle for further treatment. Taeri Kim was treated at the Hospital in Kodiak. The Indonesian and Korean Consulate were contacted and notified of the incident. Next of kin for the deceased were notified. Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
The Dispatch News reported the trip was being documented on social media:
Heartfelt condolences to the famiilies of the victims.