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A fire has destroyed much of Crystal Lake Hatchery in Petersburg.
Fire claims Petersburg fish hatchery 031214 NEWS 1 Alaska Dispatch A fire has destroyed much of Crystal Lake Hatchery in Petersburg.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Story last updated at 3/12/2014 - 2:26 pm

Fire claims Petersburg fish hatchery

A fire has destroyed much of Crystal Lake Hatchery in Petersburg.

According to various accounts, the March 4 fire destroyed 40 percent of the hatchery's Chinook salmon eggs and caused almost $700,000 in damage to the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association facility.

No one was injured in the fire that also consumed 200,000 coho eggs.

In a statement to KTUU-TV, SRAA production manager Bill Gass said the aquaculture association intends to rebuild.


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