Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake Fires Morning Update June 24, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire is currently at 212 acres and 60% contained.

Today’s objectives: Weather is conducive to identifying additional areas of heat and smoldering before cooler, damper weather returns.  Crew will continue building line around the fire’s edge.  Mop-up continues around the existing containment line to the north and south. This is expected to continue for several days.

Juneau Lake Fire is currently at 573 acres and 40% contained.

Today’s objectives:  The crew will continue to build and secure containment line along west and south flanks and tie into natural breaks on north and east flanks.  Mop up will also continue today and over the next several days.

Resources: There are 111 personnel on the fires today including three 20-person crews, a 14-person module, 3 helicopter support, 15 team and 24 miscellaneous and overhead staff, and one Type 3 helicopter.

Injuries: One firefighter sustained minor injuries due to an encounter with a bear.  He received treatment for animal bites.

Weather:  Wednesday, June 24:  Sunny with highs of 73F, Rh of 36% and light winds during the day.

Closures: Burning closures are in effect for all of the Kenai Peninsula.  No open burning or campfires are allowed.

Stetson Creek Fire, putting in saw line by Graham Predeger, Chugach hand crew (Chugach National Forest)

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