Crews made significant progress on 100 Mile Creek Fire

June 12, 2014 10:30 AM

Crews took advantage of the cooler weather yesterday and made significant progress on 100 Mile Creek Fire. The fire is currently 50% contained. Warmer and drier weather is expected this afternoon and into the weekend. Firefighters are preparing for gusty winds from the south today that could increase fire behavior and test the containment lines on the northern portion of the fire. Helicopters and other air resources will be assisting ground crews in suppression efforts today on the north and northeast corner of the fire.

 
The Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team assumed command yesterday of the 100 Mile Creek fire located 20 miles southwest of Big Delta, Alaska.  The area of the fire is currently estimated at 21,046 acres with 50% of the perimeter contained. The number of fire personnel working on this incident has increased to 498.  The Incident Command Post (ICP) for the 100 Mile Creek fire has been established at the Delta Fairgrounds. Local residents are welcome to call or visit the fire information office at the ICP.

 

A community meeting is planned for this Friday, June 13, 2014 at 6 PM at the Delta Community Center. The Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team will be presenting current fire information about the 100 Mile Creek Fire.

 
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire and commercial and private pilots should check Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) for more information. Firefighting airplanes and helicopters are operating over the fire, and pilots are advised to use extreme caution in the airspace surrounding the incident.  A TFR map is located http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_4_3776.html

 

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