Nearly 4 acre wildfire burns near Big Lake Saturday night

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) The Alaska Division of Forestry responded to a nearly four acre fire near Big Lake Saturday night.

According to the DOF, the call of the wild fire named for a nearby road to where it was burning was reported around 7:30 p.m.

“When wildland firefighters and engines got on scene, they found people already trying to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby cabin,” according to a release on the Alaska Wildland Fire information website.

Residents living nearby told Channel 2 News, a helicopter could be seen dumping buckets of water into the area.

According to Alaska Wildland Fire information, the fire was burning in an area surrounded by lakes and in an area without road access.

“Firefighters were still able to get to the fire via a four-wheeler trail,” the release continued.

The fire was contained around midnight. An exact cause has not been determined at this time, but it’s believed to be human caused.

Crews are spending Sunday mopping up any remaining hot spots.

The Alaska Division of Forestry responded to a nearly four acre fire near Big Lake Saturday night.



 
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