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Residents will be able to find out Friday whether their structures were destroyed in the McKinley fire

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 22, 2019
  • Published August 22, 2019

Structure damaged by the McKinley Fire along the Parks Highway on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Residents and property owners affected by the McKinley fire will be able to learn Friday if their homes or structures were destroyed, Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials said Thursday.

From 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Friday, “or as needed due to turnout," staff will be available at the Menard Memorial Sports Complex in Wasilla and the Upper Susitna Senior Center near Talkeetna to tell residents whether their structures had been destroyed, officials said.

Mat-Su officials have said that about 80 structures were destroyed in the fire.

Property owners and residents will need a form of identification connecting them to the property — for example, “a driver’s license, utility bill, vehicle registration, etc.,” according to officials. Only people with structures that lie within the boundaries of the current fire perimeter can receive the notifications.

McKinley fire perimeter map as of Thursday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2019. (Courtesy Matanuska-Susitna Borough)

The borough said people awaiting notifications might need to wait in line; counselors will be available.

For additional information about the notifications, contact borough public information officer Stefan Hinman at 907-861-8520 or

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