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.
Categories: Active Wildland Fire