Alaska State Troopers said the blaze was reported at about 9 a.m. Local firefighters brought the blaze under control by 1:30 a.m. but the 75,000 square-foot building and all of its contents were considered a total loss, troopers said. The loss was estimated at $500,000.
No one was injured in the blaze.
The store is located in the center of the village, approximately 100 feet from several fuel storage tanks. Firefighters were able to keep the flames away from the fuel tanks.
The cause of the fire is not known. A deputy state fire marshal was expected to reach the village Tuesday to investigate the blaze.
The store was one of two that served the more than 900 residents of Mountain Village. It underwent extensive remodeling last year and reopened in December.
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