Aggie Creek Fire update, June 26

Contact Fire Information: 907-347-2637 – Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Date of Detection: June 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Current Size: 15,323 acres (size may increase or decrease with more accurate mapping)

Location: 30 miles North West of Fairbanks along the Elliot Highway

Legal Description: 65° 12’ 0” x 148° 19’ 0”

Containment: 0%

 

Resources on Fire:  There are currently 146 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:

Hot Shot Crews Type II Hand Crews IA Crews Water Tenders ENGINES DOZERS
1 2 0 1 0 0

 

TYPE 1 HELICOPTERS (HEAVY) TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS (MED.) TYPE 3 HELICOPTERS (LIGHTS)
0 0 0

 

Remarks:

This fire is being managed by the Great Basin Incident Command Team 3, Mark Rosenthal, Incident Commander (IC).  Resources have started to come in and are being deployed.

The fire has jumped the Elliot Highway between mile markers 33 and 34 and visibility is low because of the smoke along a much longer stretch of highway.

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There was moderate fire behavior today with smoldering, surface burning and occasional torching in black spruce.  Extensive areas along the fire perimeter and within the interior contain heat and continue to burn actively.  Weather will continue to be hot, dry winds up to 15 mph with a chance of thunder showers.

Thick smoke continues to be an issue.  Visibility along the Elliot Highway is very low and poses a real threat to motorists.  Please slow down and watch out for fire personnel.

Fire Hazards: 

The Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline, fiber optic cable and the Elliot Highway between mile markers 33 and 34.

Threatened Structures:   28 single residences,  24 other minor structures – No evacuations at this time.

Damaged or Destroyed Structures:   None, at this time.

Closures:   There is a Temporary Closure Order for the Western Portion of the White Mountains National Recreation Area (see separate Closure Notice).

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