Firefighters and aircraft are working on a fire near the Caribou Creek off of the Little Chena River north of Two Rivers Road near milepost 18 of the Chena Hot Springs Road. There are eight BLM Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers on the ground and four helicopters are dropping buckets of water and an air tanker is dropping retardant to suppress the #CaribouCreekFire
(#255) burning just north of the Anaconda Creek. The fire was last estimated at 130 acres and burning in black spruce in a valley. The 20-person BLM AFS Chena Interagency Hotshot Crew is en route and with more firefighters including eight more smokejumpers and two local Type 2 Emergency Firefighters (EFF) crews being mobilized to join the efforts. The smoke is very visible from the surrounding area. The fire was reported by several people at about 5:45 p.m.