Smokejumpers respond to fire near Koyuk

This FAA weather camera shot shows the smoke from the fire burning east of Koyuk at 1:13 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

This FAA weather camera shot shows the smoke from the fire burning east of Koyuk at 1:13 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 –  BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers are responding to a fire burning in tundra about two miles east of Koyuk. The fire was reported by villagers at approximately 1:30 p.m. today. Agency personnel flew over the fire and reported the fire as about 10 acres in size, 15 percent active and burning with a slow rate of spread along the north side of the Koyuk River. There were already a handful of villagers from Koyuk working on the fire. With  predicted dry, sunny weather for the next several days and the potential future threat to the community of Koyuk, the decision was made to extinguish the fire. 

 



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