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.