July 23rd, 2016: Watch the very first live exclusive aerial footage of the aftermath of the 778 acre McHugh Fire located on the steep terrain south of Anchorage, Alaska.
Operations Section Chief Clinton Northway narrates the piece and describes the impacts and confinement strategy utilized by firefighters working in steep and dangerous terrain.
The cause of the fire which threatened the Potter Valley and Rainbow Valley subdivisions remains under investigation.
As of July 25th, 2016 the McHigh Fire #541 was 778 acres in size, 35% contained, 65% confined with 315 fire personnel assigned.
Raw footage provided by the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team. Media outlets are welcome to use the footage in their news reports. Please credit Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team and Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team PIO Kale Casey.