The Alaska Fires Service says a fire burning near the village of Allakaket is 43 percent contained. The blaze covers more than 2700 acres. Fire Service Public Information Officer Nan Floyd says it’s tentative, but crews hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.
Crews are pushing to get the fire under control as others around the state start to demand more resources. Allakaket locals have been helping to fight the blaze since it started at the local dump last week.
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