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Interior Alaska wildfire still out of control

Interior Alaska wildfire still out of control

The Alaska Division of Forestry has called for more firefighters to battle a 4,000-acre (1,600-hectare) wildfire that has forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes near Tok, about 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Fairbanks.
Spokeswoman Celeste Prescott said Friday that more resources are needed in addition to the 165 firefighters already battling the Eagle Trail fire. There's no estimate when it might be contained. She says unusually hot, dry weather continues.
She says fire crews forced the fire to burn around the village of Tanacross Thursday night, and bulldozers worked through the night building a line to protect the Eagle Subdivision.
The fire was first reported Wednesday and spread rapidly through trees and brush along the Alaska Highway.


Updated : 2020-12-05 14:25 GMT+08:00