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Photos: Stuart Creek 2 fire spreads quickly near Fairbanks

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published July 8, 2013

Some 1,200 people fled their homes and businesses northeast of Fairbanks along Chena Hot Springs Road Sunday afternoon as flames from the Stuart Creek 2 fire, first ignited by military artillery, spread rapidly.

The fire prompted the state to shut down the entire Chena River Recreation Area Sunday evening.

Read more: Two Rivers, Pleasant Valley residents (and their animals) evacuate

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