Stuart Creek Wildfire Grows

Fire information officers say 750 homes are at risk because of the Stuart Creek 2 wildfire, an increase of more than 500 from a day earlier.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- Fire information officers say 750 homes are at risk because of the Stuart Creek 2 wildfire, an increase of more than 500 from a day earlier.


Crews are creating fire breaks and protecting structures near Pleasant Valley and Two Rivers.


There are no evacuations in place, but there is an evacuation watch for areas along Chena Hot Springs Road from mile post 14 to 32. Chena Hot Springs Resort is open to the public.


The size of the fire is listed at 33,800 acres, or about 52 square miles. There is no containment and growth potential remains high due to extremely dry fuels.


A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Community Center.

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