Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires June 25 Morning Update

Stetson Creek Fire:  Acres:  212 Containment:  65%

Today’s objectives:  As for the past several days, mop-up operations continue and rehab of existing containment will be done as needed.  Crews will also contain and secure pockets and islands of unburned fuels in the northern portion of the fire.

Juneau Lake Fire:  Acres:  573  Containment: 45%

Today’s objectives:  Crews will mop-up the fire’s edge from the northwest to the southwest.  Rehab of the existing line is planned to secure the fire’s edge.

Resources:  111 personnel  todayAssigned to the two fires are 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

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 June 27. Juneau Lake Fire – Beginning June 27, Romig, Trout Lake and Swan recreational use cabins reopen. The Juneau Lake cabin remains closed.

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