Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires Evening Update June 25,2015

Stetson Creek Fire  Acres:  212  Containment:  70%

Today’s objectives:  Crews are rehabbing line, mopping up and preparing to back haul equipment.

Juneau Lake Fire Acres:  580 Containment: 55%

Today’s objectives:  The crew focused on the northwest and southeast corners of the fire.  The active fire in the southeast corner has nearly reached the snow bank where it will burn itself out.  The crew, gear and equipment will be airlifted out.

Resources  114 personnel todayAssigned to the two fires are two 20-person crews, an 18-person module, 3 helicopter support, 18 team and 15 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  Thursday, June 25:  Most cloudy with a high of 65F and Rh52%.  Southerly winds of 2-4 mph are expected in the morning while afternoon winds from the southeast will pick up to 6-12 mph.

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

Campground/Cabin Status:  Stetson Creek Fire– Cooper Creek South campground opens tomorrow, June 26.  Juneau Lake Fire – Beginning tomorrow, June 26, Romig, Trout Lake and Swan recreational use cabins reopen.  The Juneau Lake cabin remains closed.

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