Soldotna Fire

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by Ryan Overton

Update: 10:23pm-

As of 7:30 this evening it was reported that 960 acres has burned. The first report came in around 4:30 where only 2 acres had burned. The cause at this point is unknown. This past weekend fire crews responded to several camp fires that were not properly extinguished. 

 

The fire is moving to the south and is wind driven with gusts of 30mph. More resources have been called in. Again this is a developing situation.

 

 

 

9:52pm

A new fire has started this evening near Soldotna. Unconfirmed reports hearing the fire is 80 acres and have also heard near 1,000. Again unconfirmed reports. Crews are battling this blaze. No evacuations have been given at this time as there are no homes being threatened at this point. The fire is about 2 miles east of the Soldotna Airport burning south along the River Horse trail system. Due to the strong winds the fire is growing bigger and bigger. More details to come as they are available.