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Alaska State Troopers B Detachment
Sunday August 18th, 2019 :: 07:08 p.m. AKDT

Alert

MCKINLEY FIRE: Evac ordered for both sides Parks MP 82 to 91. Residents must leave immediately. Hwy closed at MP 70.

From DOF: The #McKinleyFire  jumped from the east to the west side the Parks Highway near Mile 88. The Alaska Division of Forestry has ordered an evacuation for both sides of the highway from mileposts 82 to 91. All residents in that area should leave their homes immediately.

Additional evacuations are anticipated and residents in the area should monitor the fire’s progress via social media. The wind-driven fire is moving very rapidly and the situation is evolving.

Northbound traffic is being stopped at milepost 70 due to concerns for public safety. Parks Highway between Mileposts 83-93 is closed indefinitely. People are advised to stay away from the area. 

Firefighters with state forestry and local fire departments are working to protect structures in the area of the fire and alert residents to the urgency of the situation.

EVACUATION SHELTER on the south side of the road closure has been moved to the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla at 1001 S. Clapp St. in Wasilla.

Instructions:

Evacuation ordered for both sides of Parks Highway from mileposts 82 to 91. All residents in that area should leave their homes immediately. EVACUATION SHELTER on the south side of the road closure has been moved to the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla at 1001 S. Clapp St. in Wasilla.

Address/Location
Alaska State Troopers B Detachment

, AK 99573

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

Ken Marsh
Alaska State Troopers
ken.marsh@alaska.gov
907-269-5654

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Fire suppression and rescue
Event:
Wildfire

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