Coast Guard assists Ketchikan Fire Department to extinguish cabin fire

JUNEAU, Alaska - Coast Guard Station Ketchikan assisted the Ketchikan Fire Department after receiving a report of a large house fire 10 miles southwest of Ketchikan on the southern point of Pennock Island at 5:10 a.m Saturday.  Watchstanders at Station Ketchikan received a phone call from the Alaska State Troopers who were notified by a good Samaritan nearby reporting the house fire. One elderly woman occupying the house was able to evacuate safely.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Ketchikan.

U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Ketchikan.

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Ketchikan assisted the Ketchikan Fire Department after receiving a report of a large house fire 10 miles southwest of Ketchikan on the southern point of Pennock Island at 5:10 a.m Saturday.

Watchstanders at Station Ketchikan received a phone call from the Alaska State Troopers who were notified by a good Samaritan nearby reporting the house fire. One elderly woman occupying the house was able to evacuate safely.

Station Ketchikan launched a 25-foot response boat to assist the fire fighting crew aboard the Ketchikan Fire Department’s boat Harry Newell.

The Coast Guard boat crew transferred two fire fighters to shore after the Harry Newell was unable to effectively fight the fire due to shallow water.

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