Firefighters control Sandra Street Fire east of Homer

June 6, 2014, 1 p.m.

Division of Forestry engines and helitack from Homer and Soldotna along with resources from the Funny River Fire joined with firefighters from Kachemak Emergency Services to respond to a reported ½ acre fire off of East End Road in Homer near McNeil Canyon.

The Sandra Street Fire, reported by Alaska State Troopers on June 5, 2014, at 3:45 in the afternoon, was burning in grassy tundra with black spruce and hardwoods. With a near by residence immediately threatened at the head of the fire, retardant was ordered and dropped on the fire to slow its advance. Firefighters contained the fire keeping it to 8.3 acres. The Pioneer Peak Hotshots arrived from the Funny River Fire to assist in controlling the blaze. The hotshots camped near the fire Thursday night and spent the morning mopping up before returning to the Funny River Fire Friday. The human caused fire remains under investigation.

Residents of the Kenai Peninsula remain under a burn suspension that prohibits the open burning of any debris. Campfires such as cooking, warming or a signaling fire are allowed at this time.

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Alaska Division of Forestry website: 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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