Alaska Fire Service Fire Specialist Travis Howell narrates the structure protection strategy and plan for the seventeen structures in the Rainbow Subdivision. The 778-acre McHugh fire began July 16, 2016, in Chugach State Park, just south of Anchorage and reached 100% containment on July 24 with zero structures lost. Fire investigators have determined that an escaped campfire is responsible for the blaze that threatened near-by subdivisions and has closed popular trails in the State Park.
This short piece was filmed on location at the Rainbow Subdivision during structure protection operations at the McHugh Fire south of Anchorage, Alaska.
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 PIO Kale Casey.