by Jason Lamb
Thursday, June 24, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Fire crews are monitoring the Willow Creek fire 10 miles south of Fairbanks Monday night.
The fire is currently just over 2,000 acres in size, and officials say no homes are in danger. It's south of the Tanana River, and crews expect it to stay there.
Because the fire is burning on historic military-use land, it's adding an extra level of risk to those fighting the fire.
"You have a lot of unexploded ordnances, and that adds to the risk of putting any sort of fire operations on the ground there," said fire information officer Sarah Saarloos.
Because of the explosive hazard, fire crews are fighting the fire from the air and the river.
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