State forestry monitoring wildfire off Pogo Mine Road north of Delta Junction

A wildfire southeast of Fairbanks was reported to the Alaska Division of Forestry at 11 a.m. Thursday.

An aerial photo of the South Fork Salcha Fire reported at around 11 a..m Thursday. The fire is approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta Junction off the Pogo Mine Road. Alaska Division of Forestry photo

The South Fork Salcha Fire is estimated at 100 acres and is burning approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta Junction. The fire is approximately 2 miles north of the Pogo Mine Road at milepost 25. The smoke column from teh fire is visible from both Delta Junction and Fairbanks.

No suppression action was taken on the fire because it is in a limited protection area and there are no values at risk currently threatened. There is an old fire scar between the fire and the Pogo Mine Road.
The fire is burning in black spruce and is moving toward a stand of solid hardwoods and a ridge.

The Alaska Division of Forestry’s Fairbanks Area office will monitor the fire to determine if any action is required to protect structures or other resources that may become threatened.

The smoke column from the South Fork Salcha Fire burning approximately 70 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 25 miles north of Delta. Alaska Division of Forestry photo

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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