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.