Willow Creek Fire Grows

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

Wildfire smoke spread across Fairbanks today. The smoke is from the Willow Creek fire, a lightning-caused blaze that’s been burning across the Tanana River, 10 miles from town for a month. It’s lay
smoldering in recent weeks, but put up a towering column of smoke late yesterday.

The Willow Creek Fire was mapped at 2,900 acres Monday night, an increase of about 1,000 acres. The fire, and another smaller blaze to its southeast, is burning in an uninhabited area, which includes military training lands.

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