Travelers concerned about the impact of the wildfire in south central Alaska (near Anchorage) can call 1-888-AKNORTH, toll free. Staff members of the Alaska Division of Tourism in Juneau will provide information and travel advice for those seeking to make alternate plans.
"Tour companies operating in that part of the state have put contingency plans into place periodically, but no major problems in moving visitors through the fire area have been reported," said David Karp, executive director of the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council.Holland America Line, Gray Line of Alaska, Princess Tours, Alaska Sightseeing/Cruise West and the Alaskan Railroad all use rail cars and motorcoaches to move passengers between Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali National Park. All five tourism companies have reported very minor disruptions.
For general fire information via recorded message, updated regularly by the Alaska Division of Forestry, call (907) 269-8444.