Smokejumpers catch fire on Top of the World Highway

May 22, 12:30 p.m. – The border station at Boundary reported a fire to Tok Forestry Thursday afternoon. A structure fire had spread into the wildland. A load of eight smokejumpers, air attack and Tanker-55 were dispatched to the Woods Creek Fire about four miles west of the Canadian border on the Top of the World Highway. They had the fire contained to seven acres Thursday evening. The smokejumpers will be replaced Friday by the Midnight Sun Interagency Hotshot crew.

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