Uyak Bay Fire Victims Identified

Silvana Regina Sutanto. Photo via the Straits Times and Instagram /silsutantophoto
Silvana Regina Sutanto. Photo via the Straits Times and Instagram /silsutantophoto

Jay Barrett and Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Authorities have identified the remains of a person who died in a fire at a Kodiak Island lodge as Silvana Sutanto, a 59-year-old Indonesian woman.

At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a blaze broke out in the main guest cabin at the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures lodge in Uyak Bay, about 60 miles southwest of Kodiak City.

According to an update from the Alaska State Troopers, Sutanto, one of the guests in cabin, died in the fire, but Shaun Gozali, a 30-year-old Indonesian man and Taeri Kim, a 33-year-old South Korean citizen, exited through a window in time.

The lodge owner guided a third victim, Danielle Gozali, a 22-year-old Indonesian woman, from the burning building.

The United States Coast Guard flew the three survivors to a Kodiak hospital for treatment early Thursday morning, and Shaun Gozali and Danielle Gozali were then transported to Seattle for further medical examination, while Taeri Kim remained in Kodiak. Authorities reached out to the Indonesian and Korean Consulate to inform them of the accident and then notified Suntanto’s family.

Troopers first landed at Uyak Bay on the vessel Chama’i a little after 10 p.m. Thursday. Investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing.

The lodge is the former Parks Cannery, which closed in 1983.

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