State Forestry firefighters respond to small fire near King Mountain north of Sutton

The Alaska Division of Forestry mobilized a response to a small fire reported near King Mountain north of Sutton at approximately Mile 71 of the Glenn Highway on Tuesday afternoon. A local pilot reported the fire after seeing smoke at approximately 4 p.m.

The King Fire Mountain Fire is not accessible by road and firefighters hiked into the fire to get a better size up. At 7:40 p.m., the fire was estimated at three-tenths of an acre and was burning in grass, black spruce and mixed hardwoods. No structures are threatened. A helicopter performed bucket work on the fire and six crew members from the TCC Type 2 Initial Attack Crew are being flown into the fire.

An aerial photo of the King Mountain Fire north of Sutton taken at approximately 4 p.m. Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry

An aerial photo of the King Mountain Fire north of Sutton taken at approximately 4 p.m. Photo by Jason Jordet/Alaska Division of Forestry

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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