Fire threatens homes near Nikolaevsk

  • Source: KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage
  • Published: 05/14/2018 10:41 PM

Firefighters from around the Kenai Peninsula converged near Nikolaevsk Monday afternoon to battle an aggressive fire that made its way near homes. No one was hurt, and officials said Monday evening their efforts have calmed the wildfire. A helicopter was sent to dump bucket loads of water, and an air tanker from Palmer dropped fire retardant on the edge of the fire closest to homes. The blaze was first reported at around 4:00 p.m Monday off Bolotna Road. According to an online report, firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry and local fire department have controlled the fire but crews are still there cleaning things up. Authorities also say they believe the fire to be human caused and is under investigation.



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