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.
There 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.