The Lime Hills Fire received much some needed rain over the past couple days, up to 6 tenths of an inch. The fire shrank 46 thousand acres over 24 hours, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. It now stands at about 220 thousand acres, still by far the largest in the state.
The 6 acre fire that crossed the Stony River east of Lime Village has been caught. A crew will continue to secure the slopover Friday. The Palmer based Midnight suns crew will depart for another fire.