Firefighters are mopping up a blaze that burned several acres of grass, brush and dead trees in Nikolaevsk Monday.
Howie Kent is a Fire Management Officer with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Kent said the fire has not been officially extinguished and that dead trees in the area are still burning.
“Those heavy fuels are still burning and smoldering. So, we’re going in there today with a crew and some of the firefighters that initially attacked that fire yesterday to finish extinguishing the hot spots and the smoldering heavy fuels,” Kent explained.