DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

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Updated 2/14/20 at 10:30 a.m.

The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.

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Updated 2/10/20 at 11:30 a.m.

More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Unalaska's high school to mourn the death of 18-year-old Alexis Magalong, a senior who was reported missing and later found dead over the weekend. 

Superintendent John Conwell said he'd known Magalong since she was three years old. He remembered her as a "remarkable young lady" and skilled basketball player.

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The City of Unalaska is aiming to hire a permanent police chief by the end of February.

That would be more than two years since the retirement of Mike Holman, the last full-time chief.

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For the fifth time in five years, Unalaska is looking to hire a new fire chief.

Ramona Thompson was fired in early October after about a year and a half leading the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Due to the fatal plane crash that month and Thompson's travel schedule, KUCB couldn't reach her for an interview until this week.

"Our current city manager pretty much said that she had determined that it was in the best interest of the community and the organization to terminate me without cause, and that's why I'm not working there anymore," she said.

Nathaniel Buesing

No one was injured in a truck fire that erupted Thursday on Unalaska's Airport Beach Road.

The incident occurred on the straightaway below Bunker Hill just after 11:30 a.m.

Resident Nathaniel Buesing witnessed the blaze.

"I heard the police siren going off," he said. "I looked out my window and saw a truck on fire, so I decided to video it."

That video shows the hood and cab of a white pickup engulfed in flames while a big cloud of black smoke billows into the air.

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