Environmental groups have condemned the proposed road, but King Cove residents say it’s an important health and safety issue.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough government plans to meet with residents Thursday to report the state of their property and if their homes are still standing.
Firefighters are reporting good progress on the Sockeye Fire near Willow, according to Public Information Officer Ada Takasc at the incident command post.
The Card Street Fire has burned 11 structures and had spread to 3,000 acres, according to Terry Anderson of the Division of Forestry.
Lightning strikes are thought to be the cause of two new fires that started Tuesday near the Kenai Peninsula community of Cooper Landing.
There is a bit of heartening news from the Sockeye fire. Erratic weather, expected to bring strong winds to the area late Tuesday, did not materialize
Four representatives travelled to Homer to explain the purpose of Northern Edge. Captain Raymond Hesser is a naval officer with Alaskan Command.
The Division of Forestry is evacuating the Kenai Keyes subdivision for the second time today as the now 2,000 acre Card Street Fire is only one mile away
The Sockeye Fire burning north of Willow is now the number one priority fire in the country.
New maps from the Kenai Peninsula Borough show the Card Street Fire has grown to approximately 1,500 acres.