Fire escapes burn barrel, destroys home near Copper Center

  • Source: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Published: 05/19/2017 01:45 AM

A 2-acre fire that originated in a burn barrel in the Copper Center area Tuesday destroyed a home and another structure on the property, officials said. The fire near Mile 102 of the Old Richardson Highway was reported just before 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Alaska Division of Forestry officials wrote online. Wildland firefighters from the division were the first to arrive about 25 minutes later, followed by crews from GlennRich Fire Rescue, Kenny Lake and Gakona.


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