A Christmas Eve fire at the Fosbee Apartments near the Governor’s Mansion caused $5,000 damage, but no injuries.
According to a release from Capital City Fire and Rescue, the fire in a second floor apartment was caused by Christmas lights. The tenant found the fire and a maintenance worker used a fire extinguisher to put it out.
Firefighters evacuated the building until the smoke cleared and to make sure there were no hotspots.
- A state commission approved to petitions for Dillingham and Manokotak to annex land in the Nushagak commercial fishing district against their staff's recommendations. The annexations will allow the two city's to tax salmon harvested in the district.
- The Kodiak Island Borough agreed to hold conserve land that multiple Kodiak residents testified they wanted to protect.
- A man who was shot by a Juneau police officer was medevaced to Seattle and is expected to live. The police, the Department of Law and the Alaska Bureau of Investigation are trying to determine why lethal force was used.
- Sitka fishermen volunteer to audit how much fuel they're using in hopes of cutting expenses and boosting profits.