Alaska: fire near Soldotna threatens village

An excerpt from the Anchorage Daily News:

Crews battling wind-driven wildfires that grew fast overnight are trying to protect the village of Tyonek on the northwest side of Cook Inlet and get ahead of a blaze that has burned more than 3,000 acres near Soldotna.

The Tyonek fire, which has prompted dozens of residents to evacuate, jumped the Chuitna River and started burning near the airstrip and a new subdivision in the village of about 150 residents, state forestry and Native corporation officials said Tuesday morning. The fire had burned 450 acres as of noon Tuesday, state Division of Forestry officials say.

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

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3 thoughts on “Alaska: fire near Soldotna threatens village”

  1. Tankers 262 and 264 were departing Bemidji Mn. Yesterday weather permitting enroute to Fairbanks.

  2. Lots of airpower enroute to Alaska at Whitehorse International airport this morning. 4 CL 215’s from Alberta and 2 Convairs out of British Colombia.

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