Crews are fighting wildfires in the Copper River Valley that were started by lightning strikes last week.
Fires near Excelsior Creek and Talbert Lake were started on July 31. The Excelsior Creek fire is still burning, but there hasn’t been any significant growth while the Talbert Fire near Lake Louise has grown to 20 acres.
Fires near Clearwater and Moose Creeks have grown since they started on August 1; both fires are around 1 acre currently. No fire bans have been issued but those in the area are advised to be careful when starting other fires such as campfires.