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1 Dies, 2 Injured in Boat Fire at Egegik Dock
A fire on a fishing boat tied to a dock in Egegik killed one man and injured his two brothers.
EGEGIK- A fire on a fishing boat tied to a dock in Egegik killed one man and injured his two brothers.
Alaska state troopers say the fire Thursday killed 56-year-old Harberg Paul and injured 50-year-old Joe Paul and 55-year-old Paul Paul, 55. The brothers are from Kipnuk on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Egegik is on the Egegik River, which flows into Bristol Bay.
Troopers say the Pauls were on the 32-foot gillnetter Pauline II and were moored at the Alaska General Seafoods cannery dock when fire broke out.
Other fishermen at 3:30 a.m. saw flames coming from the Pauline and pulled out the injured men, who were flown out of Egegik for treatment.
Firefighters kept flames from spreading to other boats.
Harberg Paul's body was found on the destroyed boat.