The Funny River Fire continued to burn the central Kenai Peninsula this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, it’s estimated to have burned more than 182,000 acres with 30 percent containment. Funny River Road from Mile 7 to the end was evacuated on Sunday afternoon.
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As of Friday morning, the Funny River fire had grown to just over 67,000 acres. Officials with the Alaska Interagency Incident Management team said good progress was made Thursday containing the northeast section of the fire.
The fire that started near Funny River Monday is still going strong. The fire has consumed more than 44,000 acres. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 firefighters had been sent in to control the blaze.
The Funny River Fire has now consumed nearly 50,000 acres. By Thursday morning, a command center had been established at Skyview High School, and crews were again focusing their efforts on keeping the fire away from residential areas.
The Soldotna fire is located near Funny River Road about three miles south of Soldotna airport. As of 10 a.m. this morning, Forestry Spokesperson Andy Alexandrou says the fire has burned 3,000 acres.