Alaskan Firefighters now headed to Wyoming

About 100 firefighters from Alaska are heading to Wyoming to help fight wildfires there.

 

Alaska Incident Management Team spokeswoman Sarah Saarloos says Wyoming authorities requested the five fire crews from Alaska.

 

Alaska was able to help out because of a lighter-than-usual fire season so far this summer.

 

There's two wildfires currently burning in Interior Alaska. Just over 110 firefighters continue to work the Allakaket fire, which has burned about 2,700 acres 180 miles northwest of Fairbanks. Four other fire crews were released from the fire over the weekend.

 

The other is the Bear Creek Fire, which has burned about 8,500 acres 13 miles southwest of Anderson.