Alaska Army National Guard to suport Funny River Fire

May 24, 5:30 p.m.

The Alaska Army National Guard will provide two Black Hawk helicopters with water buckets and crews to support the Funny River Fire on May 24 thru May 26.

The wildfire, that started along the Funny River Horse Trail on May 19, has grown to more than 96,000 acres as of Saturday morning. It threatens the communities of Soldotna, Funny River, Kasilof, residences along the Sterling Highway corridor and the Bear Creek Subdivision.

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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