100 Mile Creek Fire update

June 4, 2014 8:26 a.m.

The 100 Mile Creek Fire is currently estimated at 9,400 acres.  The majority of acres gained is a result of burnout operations to reinforce the OP sites along the southern perimeter and not a result of fire spread to the north. The northern most edge of the fire is approximately 1 mile south of state land.
Equipment, crews and support staff continue to arrive on scene and inserted along the northern perimeter.  Fire growth is minimal due to moist conditions, however, weather is forecast to dry in the short term. there are 106 personnel on the fire. The Chena IHC has joined the Midnight Sun IHC, North Star Type 2 and White Mountain Type 2IA crews.

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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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