WILDFIRE activity in Alaska has prompted evacuation orders in several communities, including one near Clear Space Force Station – one of America’s ballistic missile warning radars.
The officials are concerned about the hot, dry, and windy weather that could contribute to the spread of the fire as the days pass.
According to Jonathan Ashford, who works for the fire information center, as of Monday, the Minto Lake Fires posed a threat to more than thirty different structures.
It’s not clear how many people resided in the vicinity and had evacuated, said Ashford.
As of the early morning hours of Monday, the blaze had spread across more than 9,200 acres.
All areas WEST of the Nenana River between Parks Highway MP 269 – 274. The city of Anderson, Clear and Clear Space Force Station. All areas EAST of the Nenana River between Parks Highway MP 275 – 302. All cabins along the Teklanika River between two and five miles of the current fire perimeter.
All areas accessed by Kobe Road. All cabins along the Teklanika River within two miles of the current fire perimeter.
Sheltering or evacuation-related information: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330, see the Borough’s Facebook page or visit denaliborough.org All other fire information: Clear Fire Information, (907) 290-2921; Alaska Fire Information, (907) 356-5511; akfireinfo.com, inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8178, and on the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook pages.