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Alaska firefighters battling blaze near 9 structures

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday have been working to include wildfires that began west of Talkeetna, together with one which was close to 9 constructions.

The largest of the three fires was named the Kichatna Fireplace and was about 0.06 sq. miles (0.01 sq. kilometers), mentioned Alaska Division of Forestry spokesperson Sam Harrel.

Two helicopter crews responded to the fireplace, dropping water to gradual the unfold. Two air tankers, one every from Fairbanks and Palmer, dropped retardant to assist defend the constructions. Harrel mentioned it wasn’t instantly clear what the constructions have been.

Firefighters mentioned the fireplace was principally contained to the bottom with some torching in spruces.

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Seven members of a hotshot crew labored the fireplace till early Tuesday morning after being flown within the evening earlier than. The rest of the crew was to be shuttled in Tuesday.

One other crew was to be flown in. Requests have been made for helicopters with bucket capabilities and for an air tanker with retardant.

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Of the 2 different fires, one was lower than 1 acre (0.40 hectare) and positioned in monitor standing. Crews have been anticipated on the second fireplace, estimated at 5 acres (2 hectares).

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