Update: Four injured people in Alpena fire incident; Ship severely damaged

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After two firefighters and two workers had been sent to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after the fire on the freighter Alpena, all have been released from the hospital in the night of Dec 11 or the morning of Dec 12.

Among them were one firefighter from Sturgeon Bay, another from Southern Door Fire Department and two Bay Shipbuilding workers. Many other firefighters were treated at the scene for dehydration.

Update: Four injured people in Alpena fire incident; Ship severely damaged

Image: Sturgeon Bay Fire Department

In total 85 firefighters from the Southern Door, Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Egg Harbor and Brussels-Union-GardnerHad had responded to the blaze.

Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache and Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman met with representatives of Bay Ship and Andrie Inc., the owners of the Alpena, on Dec 12 to go through the area damaged by the fire which was not believed to have been intentional.

The Alpena was damaged Friday night (Dec11) after a fire broke out on board the vessel. The ship is currently dry-docked at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.

Image: Sturgeon Bay Fire Department

It was now be up to Andrie Inc. and its insurance company to decide if the ship can be repaired. The most extensive damage was found near the electrical control area, the steering gear room, and a storage room/paint locker near the stern of the ship. The dining room and the galley sustained excessive damage” and the ship’s stateroom was gutted. The area of the gray water tank where Bay Ship was doing hot work did not appear to have any direct relation to the incident.

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