A Ford being driven "erratically" in downtown Dillingham Friday morning came to an abrupt stop against another truck. The driver, who appeared to be overdosing on opiates, was given Narcan by police. No one else was injured.
Responders suspect the Bristol Bay drift boat's stove caught fire. Dillingham Volunteer Fire Dept. and other volunteers able to snuff out the flames quickly. Two were treated onsite for smoke inhalation.
William E. Sanchez, 56, taken into custody for DUI Saturday. The F/V Blossom D was towed into harbor by Good Samaritan vessels who say a highly intoxicated Sanchez "bumped" into them at Queen's Slough.
The Kenakuchuk Creek fire northeast of Okstukuk Lake likely started by lightning, and first reported by area pilots. State firefighting assets out of McGrath will monitor fire that is in a "limited protection zone."