One 'foreign national' killed in Alaska lodge blaze, 3 others survive: Media

Responders assess the fire at the Park's Cannery near Uyak Bay on Alaska's Kodiak Island.
Responders assess the fire at the Park's Cannery near Uyak Bay on Alaska's Kodiak Island. PHOTO: US COAST GUARD
Emergency medical personnel transfer patients from a rescue helicopter to an ambulance.
Emergency medical personnel transfer patients from a rescue helicopter to an ambulance. PHOTO: US COAST GUARD

ANCHORAGE - One "foreign national" was killed in a blaze that swept through a lodge in Kodiak Island in the United States state of Alaska, according to state troopers that were interviewed by local media outlets.

The state troopers said on Friday (June 3) that they arrived at the lodge at about 10.15pm last Thursday( June 2) and recovered a body from the debris, reported the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN).

Three survivors were also rescued. "It is believed that the surviving victims and the deceased are all foreign nationals," the troopers told the ADN.

The body of the victim will be sent for an autopsy in the state's largest city Anchorage, according to the ADN.

One survivor was taken to Kodiak for medical treatment while two others were transported to Seattle, a troops spokesman told the ADN.

The fire was first reported in the early hours of last Thursday, according to a spokesman for the US coast guard.

Investigations are ongoing.