Good progress on Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires

Cooper Landing – Favorable weather conditions have aided firefighters in their work on two fires in the Chugach National Forest on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Stetson Creek fire is 55% contained. Crews are concentrating on building line on the south/southeast section of the fire, along with mop-up which is likely to take several days.  The Bitteroot and Beaverhead/Deer Lodge crews from Montana and a local squad from the Chugach National Forest are protect high values along the Sterling Highway.

Containment progressed on the Juneau Lake fire (30% contained) after a 20-person crew was flown into the area.  The Lolo Type 2IA crew was shuttled by helicopter to Juneau Lake and is working to protect cabins along the lake and secure the fire’s edge along the west and south.  Mop up on this fire will also take several days.

Today’s resources include 102 personnel and one helicopter.

Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (ORIIMT4), Brian Goff, incident commander, is managing fires.

 

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