Disaster Declared for Sockeye Fire Area, Alaska
Posted by feww on June 17, 2015
Walker declares a state disaster in response to Sockeye Fire
Alaska Gov. Walker has declared a state disaster in response to widespread damages caused by the Sockeye Fire wildfire in Willow and the surrounding region.
Early Tuesday, the Alaska Division of Forestry estimated the Sockeye Fire had grown to 7,585 acres.
Major fires burning in Alaska include:
- Chisana River 2 Fire Wildfire Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve (Active) 8,550 acres
- Sockeye Fire Wildfire Mat – Su Area Forestry (Active) 7,512 acres
- Bogus Creek Fire Wildfire Southwest Area Forestry (Active) 25,260 acres
- Whitefish Lake 1 Fire Wildfire Southwest Area Forestry (Active) 14,827 acres