23 May 2014

Funny River Fire Grows to 105 Square Miles

That's over 67,000 acres. And to add to the festivities, there's this tidbit in the linked article:
The fire is being fought with 374 people. Firefighters are continuing to extend a containment line on the fire's west side as a fire break for homes near the community of Kasilof (kah-SEE'-lawf). Fire officials say fire activity is expected to pick up Friday afternoon with predicted southwest winds of 6 to 12 mph gusting to 20 mph.

From www.adn.com at the linked article.

 Gallery of photos here.

9 comments:

Old NFO said...

Not enough bodies... Just sayin... those little fires in San Diego had more bodies on them.

Rev. Paul said...

Aye, there's the rub (as Shakespeare said). We're a bit shy in that department.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Hopefully the winds won't pick up.

JMD said...

I do hope they get some more people on that. I think we are hogging all of them on one of our fires that is burning near Sedona. We have over 900 firefighters. Our fire is about 8,500 acres.

Rev. Paul said...

JMD - acreage, we have lots of. People, not so much.

midnight rider said...

Evacuations ordered for residents near Sterling Highway between miles 103 and 105 per my kid. They are around mile 106. . .

Waiting. . .

midnight rider said...

Per KTUU they are being told to stay off Sterling highway south of Soldotna and instead use Kaliforinsky Beach Rd.

midnight rider said...

Just got a message from my daughter that they have retracted the evac for the night because the flames have died down???

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?????

Rev. Paul said...

As of 3:17 a.m. local, the evac order remains cancelled, but they're told to stay ready to move out again.

Winds were expected at up to 20 mph, but that didn't happen.