Wildfire Causes Damage Around Proposed Pebble Mine Site

Here’s more on the fire from Alaska Public Media:

The fire is part of a group of fires that officials are calling the “Lime Complex.” The flames burned through Pebble’s supply camp over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to Mike Heatwole, a spokesperson for the Pebble Limited Partnership. He said the mine had stored equipment for exploration at the camp.

Despite the material damage, Heatwole said, no one was injured at the supply camp.

The Alaska Division of Forestry said, as of Wednesday, the fire covered nearly 8,000 acres. Heatwole described the damage of supplies as a “near total loss.”