Chugach National Forest announces closures due to fire concern

Wispy clouds streak over the Chugach Mountains (Photo courtesy of Ken Freeberg)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Portions of the Chugach National Forest are closed due to concern to public health and safety related to the Swan Lake Wildfire.

The Forest Service says the fire danger level remains very high on the Chugach National Forest Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts.

All National Forest Lands (NFS) west of Resurrection Pass Trail from the Resurrection Creek Gold Panning Area to Devils Pass Trail, and all NFS lands south of Devils Pass Trail west of Seward Highway and north of the Sterling Highway are closed until further notice.

According to the Forest Service, exceptions include Gull Rock Trail, Resurrection Creek Gold Panning Area, and Porcupine Campground.

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