Firefighters still working to contain wildfire near Canadian border

More than 120 firefighters are still working to contain the Seaton Roadhouse Fire along the Alaska Highway near the Canadian border south of Tok
The fire grew by only 20 acres on Thursday and was listed at 338 acres as of Friday morning. The fire started on the north side of the highway near milepost 1234 on Wednesday at about 4 p.m. and jumped the road into the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge by the time firefighters were able to respond. The main part of the fire is located on state land on the north side of the road.
Air tankers and helicopters dropped multiple loads of retardant and water on the fire Wednesday night to prevent it from spreading.
Crews on Friday were working to construct fire lines around burn areas on the north and south sides of the road. Bulldozers are working to construct fire line on the north side of the highway and crews are building fire line on refuge lands on the south side of the highway by hand.
As of Friday morning, there were a total of 123 personnel still working on the fire.

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

Fire 155 Seaton Roadhouse Fire, May 20, 2015 Alaska Division of Foreestry photo

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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