Emergency Responders Battle Tundra Fire
Saturday, May 18 2013
Firefighters responded to a fast-spreading tundra fire along the S-curves on Airport Beach Road Saturday afternoon.
The fire broke out just before 5 p.m. on a hilltop owned by the Ounalashka Corporation, next to the Dutch Harbor post office and Gas 'n' Go. No buildings were damaged, and no injuries were reported. But more than 100,000 square feet, or two acres of tundra and grass burned up.
Rick Miller is the Ounalashka Corporation's CEO. He was at the scene to survey the damage, and he says that the corporation didn't have anything stored on the part of the lot that burned.
Fire chief Abner Hoage says the cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet. As of 8 p.m. Saturday night, firefighters were still on the hill, putting out small flareups.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.