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Alaska Fire Service Holding Meeting On 100 Mile Creek Fire

By | June 11, 2014

The Alaska Fire Service will host a meeting tonight in Delta Junction to answer questions about the 100 Mile Creek Fire burning 20 miles southwest of that town.

Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management)

Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management)

The fire resulted from a control burn at the Donnelly Training Area earlier this spring.  It’s has since grown to more than 21,000 acres. The Alaska Fire Service reports only 5 percent of the fire’s perimeter is contained.

Cloud cover and cooler weather has helped to moderate the blaze. Fire managers plan to take advantage of the weather to prevent the fire from moving north and east. Two-hundred-ninety-one personnel will continue to protect structures, build a direct line.

There is a flight restriction in place over the fire for commercial and private pilots. A command post for the blaze has been established at the Delta Fairgrounds.

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