Firefighters were working to extinguish a small fire on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Sunday.
Firefighters with the Alaska Division of Forestry got a call about the blaze at about 3 p.m. on Sunday, said Sarah Saarloos, an agency spokeswoman. The fire was about five acres as of 6 p.m., Saarloos said.
On Sunday afternoon, firefighters used a helicopter to drop water pulled from a nearby lake on the blaze. A second Forestry helicopter was sent to help, Saarloos said.
It was not immediately clear where on base the fire was located.
No structures are threatened by the fire, Saarloos said.
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