Update Sunday July 10th, 11:30 am-
Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters have been able to contain and control the Beluga Fire. Video of helicopter 7AM dropping water on the Beluga Fire on Saturday July 9.
Anchorage, AK – Firefighters are currently working to extinguish the Beluga Fire (#529), a 0.2-acre wildfire located near milepost 111 Seward Highway and Beluga Point, approximately 10 miles south of Anchorage. Ground personnel have contained the fire and are being assisted by a helicopter dropping water from the Cook Inlet. Minimal fire activity is observed at the time of this report. The fire has been determined to be human caused and is under investigation.
The Beluga Fire was reported at 1:20 PM Saturday afternoon upslope from the Seward Highway near the McHugh Creek Trailhead. The fire is also located several feet from the McHugh Fire scar that burned in 2016. The fire is in a heavy traffic area with a section of ongoing road construction nearby.
Two engines and a helicopter with a Helitack crew from Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection responded with assistance from Engine 9 and Battalion Chief 2 from the Anchorage Fire Department.
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