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.

Categories: Active Wildland Fire, AK Fire Info

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