100 Mile Creek Fire effort holding steady

June 3, 2014 7:51 a.m.

Up to five helicopters provided support to the fire along with an aerial reconnaissance aircraft. Crews and aerial resources assisted in securing additional sites with hand and aerial firing operations. Personnel continue monitoring to meet site protection objectives. Crews began direct line construction on the northwest side of the fire from Little Delta to the old Mississippi burn. There are three crews on the fire: Midnight Sun IHC, North Star Type 2 and White Mountain Type 2IA. There is a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) over the fire area. The fire remains at 6,227 acres with 66 personnel assigned.

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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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