Gold Hill Fire

Fire crews from the Division of Forestry, Alaska Fire Service and the Ester Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire near the Gold Hill liquor store reported at 1:30 Monday afternoon.

An air tanker dropped a load of water and a helicopter with a water bucket supported ground crews to contain the fire to 1.5 acres. No structures were damaged. The cause of the fire is human related and is under investigation.

A Red flag Warning remains in effect for the area until 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are displayed at Fire Warnings Information.

Please use caution with anything that could start a fire. Report new fires to 911.

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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