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.