Additional crews arrived on the 100 Mile Creek Fire today

June 13, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Warmer weather increased fire activity on the 100 Mile Creek Fire yesterday. Firefighters continue to secure the northern edge of the fire utilizing helicopters and CL-215’s. Additional crews arrived on the fire today and new remote camps have been established near the fire perimeter.

The official “containment” figure for this fire is 49%.  It is important to realize that this figure refers only to the portion of the fire north of the military restricted area.  South of this line there is an issue with unexploded ordnance.  Fire managers do not intend to contain the entire fire.

The southern part of the fire is bordered by Delta Creek, the Oklahoma Range Rx burn and the burn scar of the 2013 Mississippi Fire.   Firefighters are prohibited from working on the ground in this area.  No control line (containment) will be constructed there. On the north end of the fire, crews will continue to work on the ground to stop fire spread to the north.  The published figure for containment will refer to the percentage of that northern line that is contained.

The 100 Mile Creek fire is currently estimated at 21,046 acres with 49% of the perimeter contained. The number of fire personnel working on this incident has increased to 623.  The Incident Command Post (ICP) for the 100 Mile Creek fire has been established at the Delta Fairgrounds. Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team encourages local residents to visit the fire information office at the ICP.

The Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team will be presenting current fire information about the 100 Mile Creek Fire at 6pm tonight at the Delta Community Center. The public is encouraged to attend.

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