Small wildfire contained in Nikolaevsk

Fire crews in about an hour contained a 1-acre wildfire that started Wednesday in a yard close to a home in the village of Nikolaevsk, 10 miles east of Anchor Point.

Andy Alexandrou, a spokesperson with the Alaska Division of Forestry, said a quick response from 19 firefighters with the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services saved the structure. The Division of Forestry dispatched three engines and a helicopter to the fire on Tomski Avenue at 3 p.m. and contained it at 4:18 p.m. A total of 32 firefighters worked to put out the fire.

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