Crews on the ground at 100 Mile Creek Fire

June 2, 2014 7:49 a.m.

The Midnight Sun IHC (Interagency Hotshot Crew) and the North Star handcrew arrived at the fire on June 1. Crews and aerial resources assisted in securing OP sites 26 and 27 with hand and aerial firing operations. Helicopters provided support to the fire along with an Aerial Supervision Module. Personnel continue monitoring to meet site protection objectives. Water scooper aircraft aided efforts by slowing a backing portion of the fire with water drops which allowed the firing operation to occur. Fire behavior experienced in the area ranged from extreme to moderate with cooler conditions. Crews will begin direct line construction on the northwest side of the fire from Little Delta to the old Mississippi burn on June 2. An increase to 6227 acres is due to more accurate mapping. There are 66 personnel on the 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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