Moderated weather conditions have allowed firefighters to advance efforts on fires burning near the Tolovana Hot Springs and south of Manley Hot Springs. As eight smokejumpers continue to mop up the Washington Creek Fire (#231) about 1 1/2 miles south of the Tolovana Hot Springs, other firefighters are building fire breaks around sites within striking distance of the <Dry Creek Fire (#195) burning south of Manley. Higher humidity levels and even a little bit of rain has kept fire activity in check on the Dry Creek Fire and has helped efforts on the Washington Creek Fire. Smokejumpers plan to finish work and demobilize from the 2-acre Washington Creek Fire around midweek.
Washington Creek Fire
The quick work by aircraft and smokejumpers was successful in corralling a small lightning-caused fire south of Tolovana Hot Spring late Friday night.
Firefighters and aircraft worked on a new wildfire less than a mile southwest of Tolovana Hot Springs Friday night. The initial smoke report was relayed at 4:39 p.m. to the Alaska Division of Forestry. The DOF Fairbanks Area Forestry sent… Read More ›