On Friday, February 7, 2020, the Harold Kaveolook School in Kaktovik caught fire. The Kaktovik Fire Department responded to the blaze, but the cold temperatures impacted the effectiveness of their firefighting equipment. They were unable to gain control of the fire before it burned a majority of the school and the village's new gym. Thankfully there were no injuries as a result of the fire.
The Harold Kaveolook School is the only school in the remote village of Kaktovik, population 250. The school facility was the heart of the village.
If you would like to contribute to the cost of rebuilding the school, please consider donating to this GoFundMe account. Thank you for your support.