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.