Firefighters are mopping up the Deadwood Fire (#315) after a quick response by BLM Alaska Fire Service Friday kept it limited to 33 acres.
Smokejumpers, aircraft corral new wildfire near Central
Smokejumpers, aided by aircraft, were able to corral the Deadwood Fire (#315) burning near Central late Friday night. Firefighters will spend Saturday tracking down any spot fires that sprung up outside the main fire’s perimeter and making sure the sawed control line around the main fire holds. The BLM Alaska Fire Service Midnight Sun Hotshots will join the 16 smokejumpers on the ground today to help work toward the goal of making sure the 33-acre fire is completely extinguished.
Ground, air efforts successful in slowing new fire near Central
mokejumpers and aircraft are aggressively attacking a new wildfire burning south of Central. Sixteen smokejumpers, six water-dropping Fire Boss aircraft, and an air tanker are busy trying to keep the Deadwood Fire (#315) limited to the 40 acres it’s already burned.