A new wildfire from this weekend is burning in the Kilbuck Mountains, 20 miles northwest of Wood Tikchik State Park. The fire is 637 acres of burning tundra. The fire will not be fought unless it threatens any structures or people.
3 fires in Southwest Alaska are threatening the communities of Crooked Creek, Lime Village, and Stony River. Lime Hills, the largest fire in the state at 170 thousand acres, has 2 crews, about 80 people working the fire. 8 new smokejumpers dropped yesterday east of the community. Francis Mitchell is with the state division of forestry.