Crews Battling Fires Near Eklutna Lake

A fire near Eklutna Lake in Southcentral Alaska was only burning on about 30 acres until Sunday when Fire Information Officer Pete Buist says the blaze gave firefighters some trouble, making a significant run to the Northwest and showed fire activity seldom seen in Southcentral.

The fire is estimated at about 300 acres currently. Buist says a total of four additional Type Two Village Fire Crews are heading to the fire.

He says about 70 firefighters will fight the blaze.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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