Fire Evacuation Notice Lifted East of Fairbanks

An evacuation notice has been lifted for a wildfire east of Fairbanks that has grown to more than 123 square miles.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS - An evacuation notice has been lifted for a wildfire east of Fairbanks that has grown to more than 123 square miles.


The Interagency Management Team lifted that notice for the Stuart Creek 2 Fire on Monday afternoon.


More than 600 residents in two rural neighborhoods along Chena Hot Springs Road had heeded an earlier evacuation request.


Officials warn residents returning to their homes to be aware of "active, uncontrolled fire" within the area.


Light rain was reported falling on the fire Monday afternoon in the Two Rivers area.


Fire officials said earlier Monday that the fire had grown by about one-third since Saturday to more than 79,000 acres and was 5 percent contained.


The fire started in late June.