After five days, Moose Fire nearly half contained

The Moose Creek fire near Sutton is nearly half contained at 46%, according to fire information officials Wednesday. Fire managers expect to have the blaze fully contained by the weekend.

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The wildfire started Saturday morning, sparked by a burning debris pile. High winds in the Matanuska Valley drove the fire to consume more than 300 acres.

Winds diminished on Tuesday, allowing fire crews to get a start on a line around the fire.

The western flank of the fire also has significant heat remaining that firefighters are trying to extinguish.

About 80 personnel are still working on the blaze.