(ANCHORAGE, Ala.) — Governor Bill Walker declared a state of emergency in Alaska Friday, as multiple wildfires continue to rage on the Kenai Peninsula.
Hundreds of homes have been evacuated. One of the fires, which started four days ago and is still burning, has demolished 11 structures, the governor’s office reports.
“By issuing this declaration, we are committed to helping residents on the Kenai Peninsula begin recovering from this tragic event,” Governor Walker said.
The Alaska Army National Guard has been sent in to help control the fires. Crews have dispersed more than 254,500 gallons of water on the fire, the National Guard reports.
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