Dry Creek burn out 20210625
Firefighters conducted a successful burn operation on June 25, 2021 to protect a Native allotment from the Dry Creek Fire. Using a combination of aerial ignitions from a helicopter and ground ignitions off of the control line, firefighters burned a two-mile long swath of land consisting mostly of tundra tussocks with some hardwoods and spruce. Removing this burnable vegetation ahead of the fast-moving fire creates a protective buffer for the allotments. Firefighters on the ground started burning on both ends, tying the west end to a slough and the east end to the Tanana River. Firefighters started from each end, using a drip torch to bring the controlled burn operation along the indirect line. Photos by Cammy Roy, BLM AFS akfireinfo.com/2021/06/26/firefighters-conduct-successful...
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