Another fire burns in the hills above Springville, Utah

The Alaska Fire was 450 acres at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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A Neptune Aviation BAe-146 drops on the Alaska Fire, July 31, 2019. Photo by Jocelyn Marie Cooley.

(Originally published at 1:29 p.m. MDT July 31, 2019)

It was just two weeks ago that the Round Peak Fire was ignited by a campfire at 9:30 p.m. July 15 in the hills above Springville, Utah south of Provo. A new fire, the Alaska Fire, was reported at 11:30 p.m. on July 30th near Alaska Avenue, northeast of Springville. The cause is under investigation but there was no lightning in the area.

Wednesday at 1 p.m. MDT fire authorities said it had burned approximately 450 acres and was still moving uphill in grass and brush. A type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the incident today. Crews will concentrate on building fireline while supported by aircraft as needed.

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The Alaska Fire, July 31, 2019. Photo by Jocelyn Marie Cooley.

These photos, used with permission, were taken just before noon MDT July 31 with a long lens by professional photographer Jocelyn Marie Cooley, from her home in the Springville area. We also used one of her shots when we covered the Round Peak Fire. Thank you Jocelyn!

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A Neptune Aviation BAe-146 maneuvers over the Alaska Fire, July 31, 2019. Photo by Jocelyn Marie Cooley.
Alaska Fire Springville Utah Jocelyn Marie Cooley
A Single Engine Air Tanker and a Neptune Aviation BAe-146 maneuver over the Alaska Fire, July 31, 2019. Photo by Jocelyn Marie Cooley.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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