Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires, Evening Update, June 21

Today’s activity: Chugach National Forest

Fire Information: stetsoncreekfire2015@gmail.com, 907-595-1244

Incident Management: ORIIMT4, IC-Brian Goff

Stetson Creek Fire:  Acres — 212. Firefighters completed another productive day in fire suppression.  Estimated containment is 50%.  A closure order is still in effect for the Cooper Creek Campground and Stetson Creek Campground. The Midnight Sun Hotshot crew is being released today.  Thank you to the dedicated local fire department firefighters who have assisted in wildfire suppression over the last few days and were released this afternoon.

Juneau Lake Fire:  Acres — 573. A 20-person crew and gear were flown into the Juneau Lake area by helicopter yesterday.  The additional firefighters and cooler weather are aiding suppression.  Today, firefighters worked the line on the west end of the fire.  There are only a few pockets of heat. Containment is 30%.

Resources: There are 134 personnel assigned to the two fires, including four crews, a 14-person module, 12 local structure firefighters, 3 helicopter support, 23 team and miscellaneous staff, and one Type 3 helicopter.

Weather for Mon., June 22: Moist marine air mass will remain over the area, however, there is no precipitation forecast.  High temperature of 67 degrees, with a low relative humidity of 44%.

Closures: A burning closure takes effect for all of the Kenai Peninsula beginning Monday.  No open burning or campfires are allowed.

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