Firefighters responding to small wildfire near Dry Creek along Alaska Highway

A crew of firefighters is hiking in to suppress a small, lightning-caused wildfire reported near the community of Dry Creek near Mile 1376 of the Alaska Highway. The Dry Creek Ridge Fire is estimated at one-half acre and is about one-half mile off the highway, approximately 2.5 miles east of the community of Dry Creek.

Water scooping aircraft were used in initial attack and the 20-person White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew from Fairbanks will hike into the fire to take direct suppression efforts. The crew

The White Mountain Crew was enroute to another fire burning near the Tok Cutoff Highway when it was diverted to the Dry Creek Ridge Fire.

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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