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An aerial photo of the Steeple Fire burning east of Eagle River on Monday, August 12, 2019. Firefighters from the Mat-Su Area Forestry are hiking into the fire, which is located near Mount Baldy, about one-half mile from Steeple Drive. Photo by Mat-Su Area helitack.

State forestry responding to small wildfire east of Eagle River near Mount Baldy

UPDATE 4 p.m. An air tanker has successfully boxed in the Steeple Fire with a retardant drop and another tanker drop of a water-enhanced suppressant called BlazeTamer was dropped directly on the fire to knock down the flames. Both drops were effective in calming fire behavior. A helicopter is continuing to make water drops on […]

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Crews working to contain 800-acre fire along Alaska Highway near Tok

A wildfire burning northwest of Tok along the Alaska Highway is now estimated at 800 acres and more than 160 personnel are working to contain the fire. The North Robertson Fire is burning in a mass of black spruce approximately 2 miles west of the Alaska Highway near milepost 1350, which is about 30 miles […]

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