Tok River Fire gets more rain; now 75 percent contained

July 23, 11:30 a.m. – The Tok River Fire near Tok received another half inch of rain on Friday and is now 75 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry.
There are still 137 personnel mopping up the fire approximately 8 miles south of Tok along the Tok Cutoff Highway. Crews have met their mop-up objectives on the northern one-third of the fire and mop up continues on the southern half of the fire. Crews are also continuing work to secure the eastern flank.
The White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack Crew will be released from the fire today and will be reassigned to the higher-priority McHugh Fire south of Anchorage.
An infrared flight to detect any hotspots will be scheduled for early next week. Fire managers are expecting all resources to be released from the fire by the end of shift on Wednesday and command will be turned back over to the Tok Area Forestry office.

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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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