DNR Reports Klutina River Fire On Banks Of River; Say It's "Fully Contained"

Forestry Says Fire Was From A Campfire Burning Into The Tundra  There Is Still "High" Fire Danger  Photo from State Forestry of a ...

Forestry Says Fire Was From A Campfire Burning Into The Tundra 

There Is Still "High" Fire Danger 

Photo from State Forestry of a larger forest fire in the Copper Valley.  (Journal archives) 

On June 29th, 2023 Copper River Forestry received a report of a wildfire on the Klutina River.

Fire #152 - Klutina Fire - was reported to be burning on the banks of the Klutina River near infrastructure and homes. Four fisherman, saw, reported and worked to suppress the fire until Forestry personel arrived.
Upon investigation, the fire was caused by building a campfire on top of the tundra, failing to dig down to mineral soil before starting the fire, and failure to fully extinguish the campfire before departing.
The Klutina Fire is fully contained and is no longer a threat to our community.
Remember, YOU are responsible for every fire YOU start. Take a moment and refresh yourself on campfire safety. Think, is this a safe location? Am I building the campfire on appropriately prepared ground? Did I drown, stir and feel the campfire before departing?
If you see smoke or a wildfire call our emergency fireline at 907-822-5533 or 911.




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