Steele Creek Fire 90 percent contained

June 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

(Fairbanks, AK) – The Tanana Chiefs, Delta #2, and Fairbanks #2 firefighting crews have contained 90 percent of the Steele Creek Fire. This wildland fire has burned 48 acres, though no structures were damaged or lost. Approximately 75 firefighters are working to secure the remaining fire perimeter. Steady rain over the fire today will assist the firefighters as they continue their work to fully contain and put out the fire.

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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