Moose Meadows Fire grows to 56 acres overnight Saturday; crews work toward full containment

  • Source: KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage
  • Published: 05/17/2020 02:59 PM

Fire crews are working toward full containment of the Moose Meadows Fire which grew in size from 42 acres to 56 acres overnight Saturday, a result of more accurate mapping than fire growth according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. According to a Sunday morning update from DOF, the fire is currently 40 percent contained, with crews hoping to achieve full containment by day's end Sunday. Approximately 45 wildland fire personnel are on the ground in the area located near Moose Meadows Road — a short dirt road leading to a recreational trail to Mount Baldy — including the Pioneer Peak Hotshot Crew and Gannett Glacier Fire Crew. Crews on the ground established a hose line around the entire fire perimeter on Saturday, with water tenders from the West Lakes Fire Department providing water supply.


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