Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires: Evening Update, June 26, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire  Acres:  212  Containment:  80%

Today’s objectives:  Crews are mopping up,  inventorying hose and working with the Chugach National Forest to determine what will remain on site after management of the fire is turned back to the Forest on Sunday.

Juneau Lake Fire  Acres:  580  Containment: 80%

Today’s objectives:  Crews, equipment and gear were removed from the fire.  Management of the fire will be turned over to the Chugach National Forest on Sunday.

Resources:  114 personnel are on the fires 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:   Friday, June 26: This evening, cloudy skies dominate and rain is likely with lows around 47F, Rh of 90%, and southeast winds 8-11 mph and gusts to 17mph.

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

Campground/Cabin Status:   Cooper Creek South campground reopened today. Tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, three of four Juneau Lake recreational use cabins reopen: Romig, Trout Lake and Swan.  The Juneau Lake cabin remains closed for monitoring needs until adequate rain falls in the area.

Juneau Lake Fire burned unevenly, as the mottling shows here. (Chugach National Forest/Steve H.)

Juneau Lake Fire burned unevenly, as the mottling shows here. (Chugach National Forest/Steve H.)

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