Six Mile Fire 100 percent contained

June 1, 2014 7:36 a.m.

Personnel worked to secure the perimeter of the 44 acre fire, that began on May 31, achieving 100% containment by the end of shift. Intermittent rain and wind permeated the area diminishing fire activity and aiding suppression efforts. Zone aircraft N9011N flew an aerial recon of the fire. No further resources were needed. Personnel will continue to mop-up, work interior hotspots, grid and establish a helispot on June 2. Demobilization will occur sometime on Tuesday, weather permitting.

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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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