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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.

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.

3 Comments

  1. Barb Nickels on November 22, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I was right close and noticed the small flames ….then after about 10 minutes the flames got huge (called 911 when first saw fire)) then could not believe my eyes as someone opened the door and kinda fell out of the front drivers seat with fire on the back of the coat….Why in the world would anyone have stayed in…the whole front was totally engulfed with shooting flames for a long while before that door opened I hope they are ok!

    • his mother on November 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you for your quick action it saved his life

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