State Forestry responding to a second wildfire near Sutton at Mile 68 of Glenn Highway

Monday, Oct. 17 – 2:15 p.m. -The Alaska Division of Forestry is responding to another wildfire near Sutton.
The fire, named the King Fire, was called in by a passing  motorist on the Glenn Highway near Mile 68, about 10 road miles north of the 300-acre Moose Creek Fire that firefighters have been battling for the past three days.
The new fire was reported at 1 p.m. Forestry is responding with engines and a helicopter to drop water on the fire, which is currently estimated at about 5 acres. The fire is burning parallel to the highway. Winds in the area are estimated at 20 mph out of the north.
Early indications are that the fire was caused by a downed power line. Personnel from the Matanuska Electric Association are on scene along with firefighters.

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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