05/21/14 - 10:24pm
Firefighters have determined the 1,500-acre Tyonek fire had consumed, officials reported on Wednesday.
The fire destroyed a cabin and two outbuildings, fire spokesman Pete Buist said. It had not reached the Beluga power station, which burns natural gas and provides power to Anchorage.
“It’s an issue, but it’s not imminent,” he said.
The fire moved south Tuesday had prompted a short evacuation of Tyonek. Winds dropped, residents returned to Tyonek and the fire became more active in the north toward Beluga, where just 20 people live.