Forest Service crew working on fire north of Juneau

A U.S. Forest Service crew of firefighters from Juneau are working on containing a 56-acre fire in Berner’s Bay, north of the city.

The Antler Fire started on May 31 at approximately 1 p.m. and the cause is under investigation. More firefighters are being dispatched from Juneau and Hoonah to assist in containing the fire. The fire is burning in a tidal flat area and does not pose an imminent threat to any persons or structures at this time.

For more information, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201 or paulrobbins@fs.fed.us.

The Antler Fire near Berner’s Bay north of Juneau burns in grass in a tidal flat area on Thursday, May 31. U.S. Forest Service personnel are working to suppress the fire. U.S. Forest Service 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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