Two fires broke out within the space of about 30 minutes Saturday afternoon along the Steese Highway. One torched the landmark Gold Dredge No. 3, across the highway from the Chatanika Lodge, but was contained to the dredge.
Another, at about 47 Mile, spread to about 30 acres and led to traffic restrictions on the Steese Highway. As of press time, firefighters were increasingly confident this fire also would be contained.
Read more from this August 3, 2013 Fairbanks News Miner article here.