New Large Fire Reported Near Delta Junction

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The state reported a new large fire in the Delta Junction area yesterday.  Fire Information Officer Pete Buist says the Big Swede fire had already burned 2,000 acres when it was identified in the vicinity of the Gills Creek fire.

So far this year, 293 fires have burned nearly 464,000 acres. The state’s biggest wildfire has combined with a second blaze. Buist says the 133,000 acre Toklat blaze, southwest of Nenana, has burned together with the 17,000 acre Jeannes Creek fire.

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