Second fire near Levelock not threatening homes, officials say

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say a second fire burning near the village of Levelock is not threatening homes.

The fire, started by lightning on Friday, is said to be around eight acres and burning in black spruce and tundra. The fire is around ten miles southeast of New Stuyahok and over 15 miles northwest of Levelock.

Officials will monitor the fire but say it isn't threatening "any valuable assets."

Meanwhile, the Levelock Fire that started Aug. 18 remains at around 5,500 acres. The fire caused a partial evacuation of the village on Monday.

Firefighters are continuing mop up operations and burning off from their control lines to remove fuel.

"The control line is a combination of hand and dozer line, as well as natural features such as sloughs and lakes," read an update from the BLM.