DOF and AFD firefighters contain small wildfire in Anchorage

The Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a small, human-caused wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m.
A helicopter from the Division of Forestry dropped several buckets of water on the fire while DOF and AFD firefighters worked on the ground to contain the blaze. DOF’s Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew also responded to the fire and firefighters were able to put a hose line around the entire fire. The 2-acre Elmore Fire was declared contained at 6 p.m. and will be monitored through the night. DOF will be investigating the cause of the fire.
Both DOF and AFD firefighters worked together and did a great job to contain the fire.
Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a 2-acre wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m. The fire was declared contained at 6 p.m.

Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department responded to a 2-acre wildfire in Bicentennial Park in Anchorage at approximately 5 p.m. The fire was declared contained at 6 p.m. Photo by Sarah Saarloos/Alaska Division of Forestry

 

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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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