Lightning starts Susitna Fire (#235) west of Willow along Susitna River

  • Source: Alaska Wildland Fire Information
  • Published: 06/24/2024 12:00 AM

Division of Forestry & Fire Protection firefighters responded to a lightning caused fire along the Susitna River west of Willow. Susitna Fire (#235) is burning in black spruce west of Willow Creek Parkway. Helitack has responded and is dropping buckets of water. Soldotna Helitack has responded to shuttle firefighters to the fire. Suppression Module Denali, a hand crew sponsored by Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium, and crew members of both helicopters were shuttled to the fire. Tanker-544 responded from Fairbanks along with Air Attack and dropped a load of retardant to keep the #SusitnaFire(#235) in check while firefighters were shuttled to the fire.



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