Tyonek Fire Holds At 1,800 Acres

The Tyonek fire on the western side of Cook Inlet is holding steady at just over 1,800 acres.

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Sam Harrel, a public information officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry, says winds Thursday pushed the fire back onto itself.

“We’re still seeing a lot of smoke and activity, but that’s inside the perimeter of the fire where it’s blowing back on itself, and that’s a good thing to clean-up those fuels out there,” Harrel said.

Harrel says infrastructure around Beluga at the north end of the fire remain undamaged.

No evacuation orders are in effect for Tyonek or Beluga.