A Borough team of damage assessors completed its assessment of 337 properties. Their findings: 55 homes were destroyed in the Sockeye Fire. An additional 44 properties had major damage to outbuildings but the homes are untouched by fire. The team of three worked 13-hour days recently to learn the extent of damage from the now 7,220-acre fire.
A more detailed account of their findings is as follows:
The assessment range included:
Farthest north: Ringler Circle
Farthest east: 2 miles east of the Parks Highway
Farthest west: Susitna River
Farthest south: Crystal Lake Drive and north of W. Lakeshore Circle
This week another team of Borough, State, and FEMA representatives will assess damage.
The Borough does not yet have a figure for the value of the loss.
For the latest fire information go to this link with the Fire Incident Management Team https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4288/
The Fire is 90 percent contained, according to the Sockeye Fire incident team.
Photo by Stefan Hinman, Mat-Su Borough.