05/19/14 - 10:48pm
A 5-acre wildfire near the village of Tyonek grew to 80 acres by 7:15 p.m. Monday.
Just after 8:30 p.m., Sam Harrel, information officer with the Division of Forestry, said the retardant crews have been applying is working to slow the fire down.
The blaze, fueled by high winds, was moving toward the village of Tyonek, which is located on the west side of Cook Inlet. Multiple fire agencies on scene are battling the blaze.