Work will continue on the Stuart Creek wildfire east of Fairbanks, despite rainy weather.
Alaska Fire service spokesman Bernie Pinetta says about 5 miles of perimeter still need to be addressed on the 85,000 acre fire’s perimeter to achieve 100 percent containment.
Pinetta says over 500 people are working the blaze that has threatened neighborhoods along Chena Hot Springs Road. Warmer weather is forecast to return early next week, but humidity is expected to stay fairly high.
Pinetta says work on the fire should wrap in the next two weeks.
The remaining evacuation watch for Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley along Chena Hot Springs Road was lifted at noon Friday.