M-Fire Could stop this fire dead in its tracks very fast if our clean fire chemistry was spread out in front and around this fire. It can be sprayed with ground vehicles and crop duster no need to dump big blogs of chemistry just sprayed like a mist. When this Mighty Fire Breaker is in place clinging to vegetation when the fire shows up is stop dead and can not advance.
A wildfire near the Parks Highway south of the Talkeetna cutoff Wednesday afternoon prompted aggressive firefighting efforts from multiple agencies and calls for nearby residents to be ready in case they needed to evacuate.
The wildfire is burning about 2.5 miles east of the Parks Highway, near Mile 98, by Montana Creek Road, Alaska State Troopers said.
The Montana Creek fire was originally reported as 3 acres in size just before 3 p.m. By 7:30 p.m. the wildfire had spread over 200-300 acres based on an estimate from the air, according to the Division of Forestry, the lead agency on the fire. The cause of the fire was unknown.
“We are in the initial attack right now,” Stephanie Bishop with the Division of Forestry said late Wednesday night, adding that firefighters’ No. 1 priority was to get the fire’s perimeter set.
Emergency managers issued a “Level 1: Ready” evacuation alert for residents near Montana Creek, meaning that although an evacuation order had not been issued, they should be ready to leave the area if necessary.
Montana Creek Road was closed Wednesday evening. Troopers urged people to avoid the area and give emergency responders space, and told drivers to expect roadblocks