Thursday the 4 of June 2009 was like any other day to get up and go to work for many and for others to enjoy their day(s) off. There were the normal routine calls and then later in the early afternoon a cal came in for mutual aid to the City of Fairbanks for a RIT team to assist with a coal fire at the downtown power plant.Then around three my volunteer fd North Star gets dipatched for a reported wild land fire about a mile from my house. Upon arrival crews found a 2-3 acre fire burning and headed East. Crews called for mutual aid and also Forestry was enroute.
Fire ended up being around 70 acres in in mixed fuels and heavy Black Spruce requiring many retardant and water ships along with a bambi bucket from helitack drops and over 300 firefighters from local are departments forestry and BLM.
To see some picture follow the link and I will post more later Brock Road Fire