Rain, Little Wind Helps Firefighters Combat Funny River Fire

(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)
(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)

The Funny River fire continues to burn the central Kenai peninsula.

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As of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, incident command estimated it had burned more than 192,000 acres, mainly within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Light rain and little wind slower the spread of the fire over the past two days. As a result, all of The evacuation advisories for the area were lifted Wednesday morning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Refuge manager Andy Loranger says officials are seeking any information about the cause.

It is 30 percent contained and as of Wednesday.