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One Injured in Nome Truck Fire; Police Investigating

Police investigators examine a truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's in Nome.
Police investigators examine a truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's in Nome. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.

One man was taken to the Norton Sound Regional Hospital after his truck caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe’s in Nome this afternoon.

The man, who has not been identified, suffered burns to his hands and face.

NPD is currently investigating the cause of the fire, which was reported at 2:30 pm. According to Nome Fire Chief Jim West, Jr., more than a dozen volunteer firefighters responded to the scene within minutes. The blaze has been extinguished, and the truck has been secured with yellow caution tape.

KNOM will keep you updated on this story as more information becomes available.

A fire engine from the Nome Volunteer Fire Department is parked on the snow-covered Division. Nome volunteer fire responded to a truck fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's.
Four fire engines responded to the truck fire: three from the Nome Fire Hall and one from the Icy View substation. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.
Nome Police investigators examine the truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's.
Nome Police investigators examine the truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe’s. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.

Image at top: Police investigators examine a truck that caught fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe’s in Nome. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.

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