Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Chignik, Trident Seafoods Plant Fire

Incident Description
Incident Location Map Location Chignik, Alaska.  The city of Chignik is located 450 miles Southwest of Anchorage
Product/Quantity Approximately 7,000 lbs of ammonia was lost in the fire out of 9,500 pounds of ammonia that was in the system prior to the fire.  Trident was able to recover 800 lbs of ammonia from the piping system at the facility.  Residual diesel sheen from facility fire is estimated to be 10 gallons of diesel. 
Cause The processing facility caught fire and burned to the ground on July 21, 2008.  The source of the fire has been isolated to the power generation room.  Investigators were unable to determine if a faulty generator, or short circuit in the electrical lines caused the fire.
Time/Date of Incident

3:00 PM on July 21, 2008, Trident Seafoods Corporation (Trident) reported the fire to ADEC at 4:00 PM.

Situation Reports
07/21/2008 (PDF 30K)
07/22/2008 (PDF 30K)
07/23/2008 (PDF 33K)
07/24/2008 (PDF 34K)
08/26/2008 (PDF 244K) -- FINAL
Rock quarry View of village from rock quarry. Trident Processing Plant  
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For more information

John Brown, ADEC, 269-7688 (Anchorage)