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.
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.