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Firefighters get assistance from Blackhawk helicopters on wildfire near Gakona

Ten firefighters spent Saturday working to set up pumps and hose around a small wildfire burning off the Tok Cutoff near Gakona while Blackhawk helicopters from the Alaska Air National Guard were brought in to drop water on the fire. The Tulsona Creek Fire is estimated at 35 to 40 acres, according to the Alaska […]

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A map showing the location of the Tulsona Creek Fire (#436).

State forestry responding to 40-acre wildfire near Gakona

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. – Air tankers have boxed the fire in with retardant and aircraft are still dropping water on the Tulsona Creek Fire to slow its progress. The size of the fire is now estimated at 35-40 acres.      The Alaska Division of Forestry is currently attacking an emerging wildfire along the Tok […]

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