Alaska Divsion of Forestry wildland firefighters and Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters attack about a 3,200-square-foot brush fire that burned in a field at the end of Kramer Lane off East End Road earlier this week. The fire was called in about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and put out and contained by 5 p.m. Temperatures were in the low 50s with a slight wind out of the southwest. Recent warming temperatures have caused grass and brush to dry quickly, increasing the fire danger. The fire was near residences and could have spread uphill to the East Hill Road area if winds had been higher and firefighters had not responded quickly. Four forestry firefighters and seven HVFD firefighters, including command staff, responded. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Burn permits are now needed throughout the Kenai Peninsula and the city of Homer by calling State Forestry at (907) 260-4269 and HVFD at 235-3155.
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