Ethan Berkowitz, the top elected Democrat in Alaska, submitted his resignation to the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday night.
More than 12,000 people are in emergency need of shelter after fleeing the fires overnight at Moria refugee camp.
Monday night’s blaze trapped dozens of people in their cars trying to flee a barreling wall of flames.
The inferno killed at least 74 people.
The blaze, which erupted in the small resort village of Mati, is the worst the country has seen in over a decade.
The 24-foot-tall sculpture is called "Phylax," which in Greek means “guardian.”
More than a dozen people were killed in the flash floods.