Woman who died in Alaska fire was Indonesian national

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 6:44 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who died in a fire at a remote Alaska fishing lodge was a 59-year-old Indonesian national, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

Three other foreign nationals were injured in the blaze Thursday at the lodge at Uyak Bay on Alaska's Kodiak Island.

Troopers identified the woman who died as Silvana Sutanto. The injured are identified as Indonesian nationals, 30-year-old Shaun Gozali and 22-year-old Danielle Gozali, and 33-year-old Taeri Kim, a South Korean national.

Shaun Gozali was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, where Danielle Gozali was in serious condition, hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. Kim was treated at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and released Friday, according to hospital spokeswoman Carlie Franz. The Coast Guard said all the survivors sustained burns.

The Straits Times says Sutanto was a businesswoman living in Singapore who had been visiting the lodge. The Singapore newspaper says those injured in the fire are Sutanto's children.

Gregg said the two people being treated at Harborview are brother and sister.

Sutanto and the other three were sleeping when the fire broke out in a main guest cabin during the early morning hours, according to troopers. According to troopers, Shaun Gozali and Kim managed to escape through a window, and Danielle Gozali was pulled out of the building by the lodge owner.

The weather initially hampered the troopers' initial response, but they were able to reach the site late that night in a patrol boat used by wildlife troopers.

The injured were initially taken by a fishing boat to the nearby village of Larsen Bay, where a Coast Guard helicopter flew them to the Kodiak hospital.

The lodge, a former fish cannery, is operated as the Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge. Lodge representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.

The investigation of the fire continues.

Authorities have notified the Indonesian and Korean consulates, troopers said.

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