Damp weather helps slow down wildfires

Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010

ANCHORAGE - State fire officials say cooler, damp weather is helping slow wildfires in interior Alaska.

The Alaska Division of Forestry said Sunday that smoke jumpers have finished site protection work around a cabin threatened by the Turquoise Lake Fire near Nikolai. Pumps and sprinklers have been set up on the cabin site on Sheep Creek and on a couple of other sites on the west side of the fire.

Officials say that additional cabins on the west side of the fire may also be protected for the possible advance of the fire.

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