Fire fighters try to calm fires in Alaska, Arizona

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Authorities have been going door-to-door telling people who live near a huge Alaska wildfire to evacuate.

About 1,000 structures have been ordered cleared due to the massive fire south of Anchorage that covers nearly 243 square miles in the forest of the Kenai Peninsula.

The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team says the fire is 30 percent contained.

The evacuation area consists mostly of second homes and is also home to many retirees.

Meanwhile, fire officials say they’re slowly making progress in controlling a wildfire in Arizona.

The fire covers 21 square miles and is now 25 percent contained.

Evacuation orders will likely be lifted today.

 

 

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