06/14/15 - 8:07pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A fast-moving, human-caused wildfire Sunday afternoon closed the Parks Highway and forced the evacuation of about 10 homes near Willow.
The fire was called in at 1:15 p.m. and reported at two acres, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, by phone from Fairbanks. By 3 p.m. the fire covered 80 acres, and an hour later was burning 200 acres, or nearly one-third square mile.
“It’s a pretty fast-moving fire,” Mowry said. “It’s got a little bit of wind on it.”