Gilahina Fire UPD: Crews clean around trestle

by Tony Gorman

Crews have begun to clean around the Gilahina Trestle as a wildfire continues to burn.  The Whiskeytown Wildland Fire Module cleared overgrown vegetation in the area, Wednesday, to prevent the blaze from spreading further.  Crews also removed fuel from the eastside of the fire.

Two Remote Automated Weather Stations were installed in the burned area and the Lakina Drainage to track area conditions.  According to the Gilahina Station, the Glennallen and Copper Center areas received rain, Thursday morning, but none fell on the fire.

The Alaska Interagency Fire Information Center says the slow burning fire is zero percent contained.  It has burned over 1,200 acres of the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve since last Monday.


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