We have lived in the Anchorage Hillside District all of our Alaska time. It has always been a fire hazard area because of the lack of rain in the summer, heavy timber and dry grass, heavily populated ,and possibly overbuilt in line with the available water. We also have no fire hydrant system.
With just a week to go before we turn over the property, a huge wildfire broke out 1.5 miles to our south. High winds and difficult terrain have had an uncontained fire growing daily. With the fire promising to crest the mountain behind us and take over our neighborhood last night, rain came this morning...with a lot more promised for the next week.
Once again Karma has stepped in and provided relief.