The #MooseCreekFire (#162) has burned an estimated 61 acres and the nearby fire has a number and name. The #ZyryankaFire (#166) has burned an estimated 33 acres.
Original information: BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers responding to a lightning-caused fire today found two neighboring 10-acre burned areas in the White Mountains National Recreational Area. The Moose Creek Fire (#162) was discovered burning in a limited management option area Monday night. Typically, fires in limited area are left to burn in order to provide natural ecological benefits. However, because this is an early season fire burning a few miles from a public use cabin on BLM managed lands, fire managers decided to send eight smokejumpers Tuesday morning to put the fire out.