State and local firefighters respond to Olia Court Fire fire 20 miles northeast of Homer

  • Source: AK Fire Info
  • Published: 05/20/2022 12:00 AM

Homer’s “Olia Court Fire” First Update: A 15 acre fire burning in grass and brush on the upper third of a steep stope near Homer is no longer growing tonight. There are two DOF engine crews working with locals and two apparatus from Kachemak Emergency Services. These boots on the ground have been supported by two DOF helicopters dropping water as well as large air tanker #52 dropping retardant. A structure is nearby but the latest update is that the fire has been halted for the evening with the engine crews and locals on scene overnight patrolling for hot spots. At 8:45pm this evening Kenai’s DOF Fire Management Officer Howie Kent reported: “The fire is still holding at approximately 15 acres. Retardant lines are holding well.


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