Healy Lake and Michigan Creek Fire update, June 27

Healy Lake Fire – Michigan Creek Fire
Southern Area Gold Team
Friday, June 27, 2015 9:00 AM
Fire Information Office – 907-895-1824
HealyLakeFireInfo@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM. to 9:00 PM.
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4312/
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Fire Information:
Stop by the Information Center in Room 48 at Nister High School in Delta Junction, AK
A Public Meeting is planned for Tuesday June 30th beginning at 7 PM in the Community Center (across from City Hall), Delta Junction AK.
Current Status:
The Healy Lake Fire started on June 16, 2015 approximately 25 miles southeast of Delta Junction, Alaska. The cause was lightning. The acreage total today is 9539. The fire is reported as 16% contained.
The Michigan Creek Fire started on June 17, approximately 9-10 miles northeast of Healy Lake. This fire is estimated at approximately 10,329 acres and at 0% containment. There is very little information available at this time about this fire, and it is in monitoring only status.
Goals:
1) Ensure all suppression actions are prioritized, emphasizing firefighter and public safety through the implementation of sound LCES (Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones), 2) Protect the community of Healy Lake Village and cabins on Healy Lake and Hidden Lake. 3) Protect Native Allotments, infrastructure and cultural resource values by coordinating with a Resource Advisor and following MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics). 4) Minimize traffic delays due to smoke impacts on the Alaska Highway.

Planned Events:
Healy Lake Fire – Today, crews will continue fortifying protection of structures and contingency lines south of Healy and Hidden Lakes and identifying areas for lines of protection for Healy Village. Mop-up of hot spots will also continue.
Michigan Creek Fire – No plans for today beyond monitoring

Equipment:
There are no aircraft currently assigned to this incident; however, 2 Type 3 helicopters are based here and available, unless needed for initial attack of a new fire or other higher priority use.

Other resources: 1 Type 1 Crew, 3 Type 2 Crews, 1 Engine, 1 Dozers, 12 Boats, and 1 Fuel Tender.

Staff: 204

Restrictions and Closures:
A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in effect over the Healy Lake Fire.
The public is reminded that NO burning is allowed. For information regarding restrictions visit http://www.akfireinfo.com.

Fire Weather:
Generally cloudy with temperatures in the low 60s with a low humidity of 58% and generally light winds from the southwest. Scattered rain and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast.

A Public Meeting is planned for Tuesday June 30th beginning at 7 PM in the Community Center (across from City Hall), Delta Junction AK.

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