100 Mile Creek Fire grows with strong winds

June 1, 2014 1:07 p.m. Chinook winds and Red Flag Warning conditions in the area prevented fire personnel and aviation response to the OP sites. The weather conditions led to erratic fire behavior; causing the fire to cross the OP road. Aerial support responded and dropped multiple loads of retardant. The 19 fire personnel will continue their primary objectives to protect the OP sites. The fire has grown to 6000 acres. Aircraft continue to make drops on the fire. Maps_100 Mile Creek Fire 6114

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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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