Baker Fire Update
Friday, June 26, 2015—2:00pm
The Baker Fire is estimated to be at 1,800 acres. This is based off infrared-satellite imagery. Fire managers are waiting for smoke conditions to improve so that the fire perimeter can be mapped.
Heavy smoke throughout the region the past several days has prevented air operations, including reconnaissance flights from occurring; not only on the Baker Fire, but on most fires in the area. The smoke, along with higher nighttime humidity, has reduced fire activity, providing firefighters the opportunity to work on structure protection.
Fire crews have spent the past several days providing structure protection by reducing fuels around residences, and installing pumps and sprinklers around structures in the Eureka and Baker Creek areas.
Additional resources, including an 18-person Type 2 crew, (2) 10-person Wildland Fire Module crews, the Chena Type 1 (Hotshot) crew, and support personnel are arriving to support crews already working the fire.
An Incident Command Post (ICP) has been set up at the Manley Hot Springs School. Fire Information will be posted at the board set up next to the Roadhouse. Additional information about other fires in the area will be posted as it is made available.
Additional information can be found at:
Alaska Wildland Fire Information
For a listing of all active fires in Alaska (Alaska Interagency Coordination Center)
Current fire maps from (Alaska Interagency Coordination Center)
Categories: Active Wildland Fire