With 100% containment and the fire in monitor status, this video summarizes the last 24 hours of initial attack and suppression response. The 2.5 acre #LichenFire begin in the vicinity of milepost 91 of the Parks Highway north of Willow on July 4th in the late afternoon and was declared 100% contained at 11:10pm on July 4th by DNR Type 4 Incident Commander Brian Carver.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and numerous homes and values at risk in the area were successfully protected. The Mat-Su squad and a Forestry engine patrolled overnight and the Pioneer Peak Hotshots took advantage of the light rainfall and mopped up all day today. Gridding the small fire area resulted in no lingering heat in the dry duff layers, though Mat-Su firefighters will continue to monitor the fire.
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