ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Campbell Creek brush fire drew at least 15 Anchorage Fire Department units to South Anchorage Tuesday afternoon, as well as aircraft and reinforcements from the Alaska Division of Forestry.
AFD spokesperson Al Tamagni Jr. says crews were called to 6480 Fairweather Dr. shortly before 5 p.m., with additional crews attempting to flank the fire at the intersection of 64th Avenue and C Street.
Tamagni said the fire was smoking but under control Tuesday evening, with mop-up work in progress to put out hot spots. At least 15 Division of Forestry firefighters joined AFD on the ground after being flown in by helicopter.
The Division of Forestry said Wednesday that its personnel responded to four fires Tuesday, all of which were caused by people. It's the first busy week the division has had this year, with the fire season delayed about two weeks because of this winter's heavy snowfall -- but crews say fire danger could remain high because of warm, dry, windy weather.