A forest fire that started Aug. 20 north of Ketchikan’s road system is now 100-percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire was in the Moser Bay area, and burned around 2 acres. Forest Service crews from the Tongass and Chugach national forests responded, and were assisted by North Tongass Fire Department crews.
The fire is now in “monitor status,” according to the Forest Service, and firefighters have demobilized. There were no injuries, and no private structures were lost.
The Ketchikan area has had an unusually dry summer, with around 4 inches of precipitation so far in August. That’s compared to nearly 25 inches in August last summer.
The Forest Service has said that the Moser Bay fire was caused by human activity. The source remains under investigation.
People are asked to be careful with campfires, burn barrels and other sources of fire.