Damp Weather Helps Crews Subdue Flames

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Damp, cool weather has allowed crews to make good progress on the highest priority wildfire response in the state.  Over 700 fire fighters are working the Eagle Trail Fire, which has burned more than 18,000 acres over the last two weeks near Tok.

Sarloos says the perimeter of the fire is about 18 miles long and most of it is in remote country, requiring access by helicopter or boat on the Tanana River.  She says cool misty weather has subdued flames, but the fire is not out.

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