Funny River Fire update: 193,597 acres with 60% containment

10:00 AM June 4, 2014

Today, we expect to see isolated small smoke columns well within the existing contained fire perimeter in pockets of unburned fuels (trees). Southwest light winds are predicted. Last night near Torpedo Lake, a very small (50ft x 50ft) section of unburned fuel (trees) burned within the existing fire perimeter. This was extinguished using air support.

Staffing continues to downsize as fire crews are released to other assignments in Alaska and the Lower 48. The Incident Command Post is a hub of activity as fire crews are returning in from the spike camps for the demobilization process and ground and supply resources are packaged up to be warehoused until the next assignment.

The Prevention Team will be at the Kenai River Festival this weekend to help homeowners with firewise defensible space questions and three “After the Fire” workshops have been scheduled:

Thursday, June 5:10:30am-Noon: Funny River Community Center
Thursday, June 5: 6:30-8pm: Tustumena School
Friday, June 6: 630-8pm: Sterling Community Center

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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