Substantial progress made in containing Twin Creeks Fire on Kodiak Island

The 5,268-acre Twin Creeks Fire, also known as the Chiniak Fire on Kodiak Island, is 30 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

Current fire activity is limited to smoldering in areas of heavier fuels. With the change in weather and winds today, light smoke may be present in the Chiniak area. The weather outlook for Wednesday is for cloudy weather with an increasing chance of rain later in the day.

There are 93 firefighters securing the fire line closest to homes and extending additional containment lines on several sections of the perimeter.  The goal is to mop up or secure the area 300 feet in around the entire fire perimeter.

On Tuesday there was a non-emergency transport of a firefighter with an injured knee to the hospital.

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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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