Tuesday, May 27, 2014
(Anchorage, AK) -- More than a thousand Alaska families are back home this morning, three days after a huge wildfire forced them to evacuate. The Funny River fire is burning on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. It's about 30 percent contained. The blaze has grown to more than 156-thousand acres. In northern Arizona, evacuation orders are now lifted for two communities that were threatened by the Slide Fire. Residents in the Kachina Village and Forest Highlands areas got the all clear late Monday afternoon. The Slide fire has burned more than 18-thousand acres. It's now 35 percent contained.