Tanana Slough Fire near Dot Lake is 40 percent contained

4:00 p.m. – The Tanana Slough Fire by Dot Lake between Delta Junction and Tok is now 40 percent contained.

Hot and dry weather supported active fire behavior yesterday, with group torching of trees and short crown runs observed. However, acreage gain was held to 10 acres on Friday. The fire is now 730 acres in size with 145 firefighters assigned. One firefighting crew was reassigned to the new Moose Creek Fire at Northway.

Firefighter actions today will include extending hose lines and working any spot fires to meet the objective of holding the fire on the island of the Tanana River.

Travelers on the Alaska Highway between Tok and Delta are requested not to stop on the narrow road shoulder to view the fire activity; instead, please use parking areas or pullouts where stopping is safe.

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