The sale’s boundaries push up against homes and would leave the surrounding hillside clear-cut.
State and federal agencies are sending some crews home, but officials warn that the fires could come roaring back after a day or two of dry, warm weather.
According to the lawsuit, a guide started a fire at the river’s edge to warm the clients and keep bugs away, despite dry weather and warnings not to burn.
Equipment for exploration was stored at the camp.
Thousands of lightning strikes were again detected across a wide area, from South Central to the Interior and Northern Alaska.
The fire came within 300 feet of the roadway, but there has been no damage to infrastructure or buildings.
No injuries or deaths have been reported, but multiple buildings used by the school were damaged.
The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag warnings for all of the central Interior and most of Southcentral and Southwest Alaska.
The fire was caused by a burn barrel near a Fish and Game camp.
Alaska’s wildland firefighters have been completing their annual training and, with help from a state grant, strategically cutting and removing trees, many of them killed by spruce beetles.