100 Mile Creek Fire update

June 9, 2014 7:51 a.m.

Lighter winds and higher humidity moderated fire activity and allowed for more direct line construction. Aerial tankers worked the northern flank of the fire along with helicopter bucket operations. A load of smokejumpers responded to the Richardson Clearwater to do structure assessment. The fire remains south of the winter trail. Increased staffing is planned to meet management objectives  of limiting fire growth to the north and avoid affecting communities and infrastructure. There are 290 personnel on the 19,543 acre 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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