Update: Wildfire near Skinny Dicks Halfway Inn

 

Fire officials are fighting a wildfire North of the Parks Highway.

Officials received the call about the blaze at 2:30pm reporting the 10 acre fire that is west of Skinny Dicks Halfway Inn.

When the fire was reported the flame lengths had already reached 50 feet and as of news time the blaze has already grown to 80 acres in the large white spruce timber.

Representatives with The State Division of Forestry say they are putting in a lot of effort to see that fire is contained and ground forces have made their way in as well as retardant air tankers and scoopers.

The Newscenter is on scene and will have more as this story develops.