Type 1 Team to 100 Mile Creek Fire

June 8, 2014 8:24 a.m.

The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team has been assigned to the 100 Mile Creek Fire. The Team is scheduled to begin Monday, June 9.

Low relative humidity and wind caused increased growth of the fire to the north and northwest. The fire intercepted the contingency line; 4 retardant tankers, 2 CL-215 water scooper aircraft and 4 Type 2 bucket ships worked the new perimeter. Very low RH values coupled with light winds out of the south have pushed the fire to the northwest into a dry channel of Delta Creek. The fire complexity has surpassed the capacity of a Type 3 organization. In order to meet the strategic objectives of limiting fire growth to the north and avoid affecting communities and infrastructure an increase in staffing levels is planned to meet management objectives.

The 100 Mile Creek Fire began on the Donnelly Training Area, near Delta Junction, May 13 and is now 14,397 acres with 279 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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