Indiana wildland firefighters help battle fire in Alaska

The Chandalar River Fire (Photo courtesy of Indiana DNR)

Firefighters from the Indiana DNR, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service and Hoosier National Forest recently went to Alaska to help battle a fire.

The 14-day assignment was to assist with wildland fire operations in the Upper Yukon Zone.

Crews worked to remove hoses and water pumps from fire lines as fires reached containment at both the Hadweenzic River fire and the Chandalar River fire near Fort Yukon and Veneite.

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