Fire activity in AFS Galena Zone

July 11, 2014 8:04 a.m.

Two lightning-caused in the Galena Zone:

Maiyumerak Creek

At 3:39 p.m. on July 10 a NPS ranger pilot reported a 2 acre fire located 50 miles northeast of Noatak along the Noatak River. At 6:17 p.m. the fire was flown by zone surveillance aircraft. Fire behavior was reported as 0 percent active, with no acreage increase. The fire plotted in a limited suppression management area and was placed in monitor status.

Noatak River

At 1:59 p.m. a NPS ranger pilot reported a 2 acre fire located 50 miles northeast of Noatak along the Noatak River. At 6:13 p.m. the fire was flown by zone surveillance aircraft. Fire behavior was reported as 100 percent active, running with 2-4 foot flame lengths in tundra and brush. The fire size had increased to approximately 300 acres. The fire plotted in a limited suppression management area and was placed in monitor status.

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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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