100 Mile Creek firefighting efforts continue

May 31, 2014 8:55 a.m.

Firefighters continue to engage the 100 Mile Creek Fire in the Donnelly Training Área near Delta Junction. The fire is 715 acres as firefighters continue to conduct ground and aerial firing operations along the road from the west to the east. Firefighters will continue to burn along the road as necessary on May 31. There was a 500 acre increase due to ignitions and a spot west of OP30 and OP road. The fire is burning in tundra, black spruce and hardwood mix. Nineteen personnel are on the fire. Strong winds continue to plague the fire area and no precipitation is expected over the next several days.

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