information: Caribou Lake Fire, 8/19/19, 8:00 PM

The school district contacted family and staff contacts in PowerSchool associated with Kachemak-Selo, Razdolna, and Voznesenka schools with this message, on Monday evening:

The school district is contacting you with this important information about the Caribou Lake Fire at the request of the Borough Office of Emergency Management

KPB Alerts information, 8/19/19 8:00 pm

The fast moving Caribou Lake Fire, located about 25 miles northeast of Homer in the Fox Creek Drainage, has grown from 50 acres to approximately 150 acres in the last hour. A load of smokejumpers have been deployed to work on structure protection for the nearly 30 structures that are threatened by the fire.

Tactical firefighting aircraft – including Fire Bosses, two heavy airtankers, and the local Alaska Division of Forestry helicopter – are currently assisting firefighters on the ground with both water and retardant drops. The fire is 100 percent active, burning in black spruce, and backing east due to winds from the west.

Because of aircraft working in the area, civilians are asked to stay out of the area for their own safety. Being in the area, even on the ground, can impede fire operations.

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