Widespread lightning on June 16 resulted in several new fires today in the Upper Yukon Zone of the Alaska Fire Service.
The Schilling Fire (#294) is burning in a limited protection area 38 miles west of Venetie. The fire was approximately 1 acre when it was discovered. A reconnaissance flight this evening will attempt to locate any structures nearby.
The Birch Creek Fire (#297) is 20 miles southeast of Central in a limited protection area. It is estimated at ½ acre.
The Big Fire (#298) is located 24 miles northeast of Circle. It is approximately 5 acres and is a limited fire.
The Approximate Fire (#299) is 20 miles north of Circle and is in a modified protection area. The fire is less than an acre in size. Assisted by helicopter water drops, members of the Entiat Hotshot Crew (sent from the Bolgen Creek Fire #259) are working to suppress the new fire. The crew members will return to Fire #259 tonight.
For more information, please contact Alaska Fire Information at 907-356-5511. .
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