A second group of Alaska fire crews has been sent to help fight wildfires burning across much of the West.
Five Emergency Firefighter, or EFF, crews from St. Michael, Koyuk, Selawik, Shageluk and Scammon Bay left early Wednesday morning for Utah, according to a release from the Alaska Division of Forestry.
When they arrive they will be assigned to fires in the arid West, Great Basin region.
Five other crews from Nondalton, Copper River, Venetie, Fort Yukon and Kenai left Alaska on Monday and are fighting the Fontenelle Fire in Wyoming.
The Fontenelle Fire, in western Wyoming, has been burning since June 24. The 57,324-acre fire is 16 percent contained as of Wednesday, according to an incident report from the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
More than 800 firefighters are working to contain the fire.
No other Alaska crews have been requested as of Wednesday, according to the Division of Forestry.