Levelock

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Levelock Fire has spread south into the tundra. But responders are securing control lines around the village and airport. Residents should expect smoky conditions until they receive substantial rainfall.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Crews use point protection to defend the village and surrounding infrastructure. Tundra around Levelock will likely continue to burn until it rains. 

Izzy Ross

Smoke from a 5,000-acre fire near Levelock has settled over Dillingham. A period of substantial rainfall is necessary to tamp down threats of wildfires.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Emergency firefighters and local volunteers are still working to suppress a 5,000-acre fire near Levelock. The fire has been burning since Sunday night, and residents are finally beginning to see improvements. 

Courtesy of Janice Chukwak

As of Tuesday at noon, no structures had been lost in the fire. Its exact size is difficult to determine due to heavy smoke coverage, and residents and smokejumpers are continuing to fight the blaze. 

Courtesy of Janice Chukwak

As of this morning, the fire was about half a mile from the village – 500 yards from the airport and 300 yards from the community dump. SAVEC in King Salmon is the central point for those evacuating from Levelock. 

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Jul 8, 2015
Niels Martin

An unoccupied one-bedroom bungalow caught fire just before 6 p.m. Tuesday; cause is unknown. 

A vacant one-bedroom house in Levelock burned down Tuesday night. 

Niels Martin was on the scene around 6:30 p.m.

"I had just gotten off work and I was at my house, and some people ran up and said there's a house on fire down here."

Martin said the fire truck arrived and sprayed water on the surrounding brush so the fire would not spread. Volunteers also cut down a few trees in the area.