100 Mile Creek Fire update

7:49 a.m.

Firefighters continue to engage the 100 Mile Creek Fire in the Donnelly Training Área near Delta Junction. The fire is burning in tundra, black spruce and hardwood mix. Firefighters conducted ground firing operations along with hoselay  to protect military assets. Aerial tankers dropped water on the fire parallel to the two-track road. The wind driven fire is now 215 acres. There are 17 personnel asigned to the fire. Additional resources will be added to the effort.

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The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 240 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with over $15 million in inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.

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