Crews continue mopping up Seaton Roadhouse Fire near Canadian border

The 338-acre Seaton Roadhouse Fire along the Alaska Highway near the Canadian border is now 50 percent contained and some resources are being demobilized as the threat diminishes.
The fire, which started on May 20, is located about 80 miles south of Tok and 10 miles from the Canadian border near milepost 1238 of the Alaska Highway. The main part of the fire is on state land on the north side of the highway but it did jump the highway during the initial stages and a small spot fire was reported on the south side of the road in the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
There was no increase in the size of the fire over the weekend, according to fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry. A reconnaissance flight was scheduled for Tuesday morning.
There were still about 130 personnel working on the fire as of Tuesday morning but that number was expected to decrease as crews and equipment are released. Two engines were released from the fire on Monday and two Type 2 crews were scheduled to be released on Tuesday.
Crews using bulldozers and hand tools are continuing to mop up 300 feet inside the perimeter of the fire on the north side of the highway while the fire on the south side of the highway was placed in monitor status on Monday.
Rehabilitation work was scheduled to begin on the dozer line on the north side of the highway on Tuesday.

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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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