100 Mile Creek Fire shows little growth

June 5, 2014 8:07 a.m.

Progress is going well on the 100 Mile Creek Fire that is still estimated at around 9,400 acres with very little spread and activity observed.  There are currently 221 personnel: hand crews, Smoke Jumpers, and  support staff assigned to the fire.  Hand crews continue direct line construction from the northeast to the west along the northern fire perimeter. Additional resource will continue to be inserted along the northern perimeter.

The Alaska Fire Service and Army Alaska are exploring the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over 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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