Forest Service Responds to
Salt Chuck Fire
August 21, 2010
Ketchikan, Alaska - Dry, warm
conditions in Southeast Alaska helped unattended campfires grow
into a wildland fire near Revillagiggedo Island on Tuesday. A
quarter-acre in size, the fire was on a half-acre sized island
managed by the State of Alaska, near the head of George Inlet.
Eight Forest Service firefighters
were on-scene Wednesday morning, and contained the fire at 1:00pm.
A small crew remained at the fire overnight to finish containment
and monitoring activities on Thursday.
While summer conditions persist,
Forest Service officials would like to remind all forest users
to ensure all campfires are completely out before leaving a campsite
or fire ring.
Source of News:
Tongass National Forest
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