Fast-growing wildfire in Alaska destroyed homes and forced evacuation


It destroyed up to 45 homes and forced authorities to restrict traffic. On Monday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker took an aerial tour of the fire. Over 200 fire fighters are on the ground near Willow. Fire fighters have turned their attention to protecting property in the area. “The fire is moving fast, very hot, it’s just ripping through the patches of black spruce at probably 20 or 30 miles per hour,” appreciated Emergency Services Director, Casey Cook. Officials recommended that residents who live between miles 63 and 78 should evacuate. A second fire occurred at about 137 miles (220 km) south of Anchorage threatening about 200 homes. Firefighting teams from the lower 48 states and Canada were scheduled to arrive on Monday night and begin assisting ,on Tuesday, Alaska Forestry.


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