Wildfire got to within 1/2 mile of Lime Village

Jun 21, 2013 -- 5:00pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The state's biggest wildfire at one point came to within a half mile of Lime Village. Fire information spokesman Francis Mitchell says the Lime Hills fire was turned back from the village, and is now about a mile away at its closet point. But that would be considered back burn, meaning crews are trying to extinguish any fuel that would take the fire to the village. One woman was evacuated for a short time, but has returned to her home. There's been no other evacuations in the village of 27 people. The fire is about 150 square miles, and is located between the Stony and Swift rivers, about 185 miles west of Anchorage. There's been no injuries or buildings lost in the fire that was started by lightning May 31. 

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