High Winds Fan Grassfire Flames
Because of its quick speed and size, it took 16 Anchorage Fire Department units to bring the Rabbit Creek blaze under control.
In south Anchorage, firefighters were called to a brush fire where high winds helped spread the flames behind the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range.
It took 16 Anchorage Fire Department units to bring the blaze under control due to the quick speed and size of the blaze.
A major concern for crews on scene was the Chapel by the Sea Church, which was in the fire’s path, however ended up not being damaged.
Anchorage Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Keene said, “With the heavy winds we had blowing today, we deployed a lot of our resources right away. We were able to set up our sectors and our flanks and able to control this and stop this within 10 acres."
Fire department officials have not yet determined the cause of the grass fire.