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FIRE DANGER ALERT!

Fire danger is currently characterized as VERY HIGH


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Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a 2-acre wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m. The fire was declared contained at 6 p.m.

Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry

 

DOF and AFD firefighters contain small wildfire in Anchorage

The Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a small, human-caused wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m.
 
A helicopter from the Division of Forestry dropped several buckets of water on the fire while DOF and AFD firefighters worked on the ground to contain the blaze. DOF’s Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew also responded to the fire and firefighters were able to put a hose line around the entire fire. The 2-acre Elmore Fire was declared contained at 6 p.m. and will be monitored through the night. DOF will be investigating the cause of the fire.
 
Both DOF and AFD firefighters worked together and did a great job to contain the fire.
 
 

FIRE DANGER ALERT!

Anchorage Fire Department advises EXTREME CAUTION over the next 24 hours due to increasingly dangerous fire conditions. The National Weather Service is forecasting an increase in winds for the next 24 hours along with a continuation of very warm temperatures.

 

This weather could increase the fire behavior of an initiating wildfire, adding to the already challenging firefighting conditions across the Municipality of Anchorage.

 

Fire danger is currently characterized as VERY HIGH throughout the Anchorage, Eagle River and Chugiak areas. Remember, all burning has been suspended until further notice.

 

Call 907-267-5020 for updates.  PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION until conditions moderate.  Report all fires immediately by calling 9-1-1.

 

THANK YOU FROM YOUR ANCHORAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT!

 

Anchorage Fire Department
100 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-267-4900

 

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