Fire update: 5 p.m Friday, August 23, 2019

Aug 23, 2019

The most recent map of the area of the Caribou Lake Fire. Released Thursday, August 22, 2019
Credit AK Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry Public Information Officer Sarah Saarloos dropped in to KBBI to update information on the Caribou Lake and North Fork fires.

The Caribou Lake Fire, 25 miles northeast of Homer, is 20 percent contained and estimated at 848 acres.

There is a public meeting on the Caribou Lake Fire Saturday, August 24 at 3 p.m. at McNeil Canyon School located at mile 18 on East End Road. The meeting will be broadcast live on KBBI AM 890.

 The North Fork Fire, 6 miles northwest of Homer,  is 75 percent contained and has remained at 59 acres for the last four days. No additional growth is expected. The Alaska Division of Forestry has lifted the READY evacuation notice for the Diamond Ridge area. Crews are working to put out hot spots inside the containment line.