Sockeye Fire – the nation’s top firefighting priority – has stopped its wild growth
By Phillip Manning, KTNA; Ann Hillman, APRN; Shaylon Cochran, KDLL; and Joaqlin Estus, KNBA
The Sockeye Fire that’s burned 12 square miles is zero percent contained, but it did not grow on Tuesday. It didn’t make any aggressive runs, and it’s no longer “crowning” – or leaping from one treetop to another. Low winds kept the size steady. Firefighters are reporting “really good progress” on containing the northern portion and hope to have containment within a day or so.