Levelock Fire firefighters focus on point protection

Emergency firefighter crews from Hooper Bay and Chevak assisted BLM Alaska Smokejumpers and residents of Levelock to complete hose lays across most of their control lines except for the extreme north and south ends of the Levelock Fire (#752). Dozers are being used to break up and spread out berms that are holding heat to then be mopped up by crews. Due to recent rains, the marine layer, and cloud cover, firing operations have not been successful. Firefighters are now focusing on securing and improving their existing control lines and point protection for the village, airstrip and Native allotments. The fire is estimated to be about 5,000 acres, with 5 percent containment.

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