Firefighters begin mop-up operations on Eagle River fire

May 28, 10 a.m. – Here’s an Alaska Division of Forestry update on the Hiland Fire near Eagle River:
The fire is still estimated at 25 acres and is 100 percent contained. Crews worked well into the night to ensure the fire did not grow and were back on the line at 8 a.m. today to continue mop up operations.
FullSizeRenderThere are more than 50 Alaska Division of Forestry personnel working on the fire, including the Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew and Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew. Firefighters will likely be mopping up the fire for the next couple of days.
Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Anchorage Fire Department did a great job on initial attack and their efforts helped prevent what could have been a much larger and more destructive fire.
Weather conditions in Southcentral andthe rest of the state are forecast to be hot and sunny again today, which means the fire danger remains extremely high. Please be careful with any activity that could lead to a wildfire.
Here are a couple of photos Incident Commander Renette Saba from the Division of Forestry took of the burn.
The aftermath of the 25-acre Hiland Fire near Eagle River. Photo by Renette Saba/Alaska Division of Forestry

The aftermath of the 25-acre Hiland Fire near Eagle River. Photo by Renette Saba/Alaska Division of Forestry

The aftermath of the 25-acre Hiland Fire near Eagle River. Photo by Renette Saba/Alaska Division of Forestry

The aftermath of the 25-acre Hiland Fire near Eagle River. Photo by Renette Saba/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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