Fairbanks, AK -The Stuart Creek Fire burning on military land east of Eielson Air Force Base has tripled in size over the last three days.
Pete Buist is a Fire Information Officer with Alaska’s Interagency Fire Information Center at Fort Wainwright. That fire started on June 19th," he says, "but it hadn’t been very active for quite a while. On Sunday and again on Monday it breached control lines to the north and west and made a really spectacular run. It exhibited extreme fire behavior burning in continuous black spruce.”