Kenai area fires

Air tankers are dropping water on the Funny River Horse Trail Fire and retardent on the Tyonek Fire.

The Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew is on their way to Tyonek and the Gannett Glacier Initial Attack Crew is on their way to the Funny River.

Both fires have grown to 80 acres.

No structures are threatened by the Funny River fire. It is burning south towards Tustumena Lake.

The fire remains upwind of Tyonek village but there are natural barriers in between the two.

Div. of Forestry photo of the Funny River Horse Trail Fire.

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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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