Six Mile Fire near Circle City

June 1, 2014 8:06 a.m.

The Six Mile Fire was reported by a resident at Circle City as a smoke 2 miles south of the airport. Smokejumpers responded and the fire was 30 acres upon their arrival. Aircraft A-4, T-262 and T-264 also responded with the scoopers dropping multiple loads of water on the fire. The fire is currently 44 acres in tundra and black spruce. The Incident Commander (IC) reports that the smokejumpers worked into the night to suppress the fire and, as the scoopers made good progress, will evaluate the need for further resources on June 1.

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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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