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Lincoln-based USFS fire crew fights major Alaska fire

Ten firefighters based at the Lincoln Ranger District deployed to Alaska last week to help combat a major wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Helena Type 2 Incident Attack crew is battling the 100,000-acre plus Swan Lake Fire near Sterling, Alaska, Jarel Kurtz, the district's Fire Management Officer, told the BVD.

The Helena Hotshots crew out of the Helena office has also been sent to Alaska.



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