08 July 2013

Wildfire Northeast of Fairbanks Growing Exponentially

The wildfire burning northeast of Fairbanks is growing "exponentially" and continues to threaten hundreds of homes in the area, officials said Monday morning.
A Bombardier 415 Superscooper drops water while battling the Stuart Creek 2 wildfire.
PHOTO COURTESY ALASKA FIRE SERVICE

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The Stuart Creek 2 fire, which was ignited by Army artillery exercises last month, had burned 79,000 acres as of 2 a.m. Monday, up from 40,000 acres on Sunday morning. It is 5 percent contained, according to Michelle Weston, a spokeswoman for the state's Interagency Coordination Center.

Crews are currently focused on holding the fire on the south side of the Chena River. The community of Two Rivers is on the other side. Weston said 884 homes were at risk.

10 comments:

SENIOR said...

Your not in the path are you?

Rev. Paul said...

No, Senior, we're safe. That fire's some 350 miles north of us.

SENIOR said...

Cool, I know how things are sometimes around here with wildfires.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I'm glad to hear your home is not at risk. So sorry to hear about all the property destroyed and homes at risk.

Old NFO said...

Those Bombardier pilots are NUTS!! GOOD but NUTS!!! :-)

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Sandy - they can use all the prayers they can get, too.

NFO, that sounds like the 'voice of experience' talkin'. :)

drjim said...

Prayers sent to our friends up North....

Chickenmom said...

Stay safe up there - too many fires lately....

threecollie said...

So sorry to read this. Fire is terrifying.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Jim.

Chickenmom, will do. Thanks.

Agreed, threecollie. It's not good at all.