Lightning strike fire reported near Mile 1344 Alaska Highway

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 2 p.m.

A passing motorist reported a fire Sunday evening, Aug. 10, 2014, near Mile 1344 of the Alaska Highway. Tok area Division of Forestry firefighters responded and located the lightning caused fire on the north side of the Tanana River within the perimeter of the Moon Lake Fire from last year. Access to the fire was made using boats. Firefighters began constructing fire line on the west and north flanks using the river as an anchor point. The small crew handled a spot fire past the west flank and managed to keep the fire to 2.1 acres. Six firefighters remain on the Robinson Cabin Fire Monday watching for flare-ups in the blown-downed trees and snags left from last year’s 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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