Kodiak Home a Loss After Sunday Morning Blaze

A Kodiak home was declared a total loss after an early morning fire Sunday. According to an announcement from Chief Jim Mullican, the Kodiak Fire Department responded to a 911 call just before 1:30 a.m. from the occupant of 1521 Baranof Street reporting that the home was on fire and everyone had gotten out.

Four fire units were dispatched from the K-F-D, with two more from Bayside and the Coast Guard. However, accurding to the release, the intensity of the fire and the collapsing stucture forced the fire crews into a “defensive attack” on the fire. The effort lasted until 5:09 a.m. when the fire was declared out. It is considered a total loss.

An investigation into the fire’s cause is underway. There were no injuries, though the family pet died of smoke inhalation.

According to Kodiak Island Borough property records, 1521 Baranof Street is a single-family residence owned by Samuel G. Powell. The structure had an assessed value in 2016 of $267,200.

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