Strong winds affecting the 100 Mile Creek Fire

May 31, 2014 3:40 p.m.

Strong winds from the south at 35 pmh with gusts up to 50 mph are producing extreme fire behavior on the 100 Mile Creek Fire near Delta Junction. The winds are preventing firefighter efforts on the ground. Retardant tankers are being used to provide protection for military assets in the area. There is no threat to communities or civilian. Red Flag Warnings for strong southerly winds have been posted for the north side of the Alaska Range through 10 p.m. The strong winds are expected to continue to late in the evening on the 100 Mile Creek Fire.

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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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