Follow Up: Crews contain Anchorage wildfire that spread from burning home

  • Source: Alaska Public Media
  • Published: 05/23/2022 12:43 PM

After rescuing a woman trapped on a deck, firefighters extinguished a wildland blaze on Anchorage’s Hillside overnight that started as a structure fire and spread into surrounding brush and trees amid windy and warm weather. Aided with a helicopter dropping buckets of water on the flames, crews had the fire on Zircon Circle fully contained by about 1 a.m. Monday, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. One person was reported as injured and transported to a local hospital, though they were treated and released within hours, according to the Anchorage Fire Department. The quick work kept the fire to less than one acre, but further spread could’ve had much more severe impacts for residents of Alaska’s largest city living nearby in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains.


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