Quick response knocks down agricultural burn near Delta

A quick response by state forestry firefighters helped control a wildfire that started as the result of an agricultural burn approximately 35 miles southeast of Delta Junction.
The 4-acre Dog Patch Road Fire was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry at approximately 1:30 p.m. and firefighters arrived about a half-hour later to find the fire burning in a windrow in the middle of a large field at the end of Cummings Road. A water-scooping airplane from the Alaska Fire Service in Fairbanks was called in to drop water on the fire to knock it down. The plane, a CL415 turbo prop that arrived in Alaska on Tuesday, dropped six loads of water on the fire to help firefighters get the fire under control.
A total of 38 personnel responded to the fire, which was turned over to the White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew at approximately 4:15 p.m. The crew expects to have the fire contained and mopped up within the next 24 hours.

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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