McKinley Fire damage: first close-up pics

WILLOW, AK (KTUU) - Channel 2 reporter grant Robinson and photojournalist Leah Schwartz were escorted by fire officials Tuesday evening to areas heavily damaged by the McKinley Fire near Willow.

They sent back some startling photos of the damage.

After the tour, Grant reported "The main points the fire folks want to communicate now and moving forward is that they do not want people to re-enter the evacuation areas because of hazards. There are definitely a lot of trees that are falling, there could be ash pits, and things like gas tanks and other household items that could be dangers to people. Managers are working to get it to where people can return to their homes, but they do not want to have people back in until the safe or both fire crews, and the public."

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