3 dead following Bethel house fire

  • Source: Alaska Public Media
  • Published: 06/21/2024 12:00 AM

Three people died after a house fire in Bethel last Friday. Bethel’s Acting Police Chief Christopher Wigner said Doreen Black of Bethel, Gregory Alfred of Kwethluk and Nastasia Nick of Nunapitchuk died after being medevaced out of the community for treatment. “They were life-flighted out to Anchorage, and then they had two of the victims transported out to Seattle,” Wigner said Monday afternoon. “At this time, we have received information that all three have passed away.” Wigner said Bethel’s Fire Department and police initially responded to a report of a house fire at 1019 Ridgecrest Dr. at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived five minutes later, Wigner said, first responders saw smoke coming from the home. According to the incident report, firefighters went inside and found Black, Alfred and Nick unconscious and severely burned.


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