Stetson Creek and Juneau Lake fires morning update for Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stetson Creek Fire

Acres:  212  Containment:  80%

Today’s objectives:  All crews are on the fire today for mop-up, rehabilitation of the line and removing surplus equipment.  On Sunday, June 28, the Chugach National Forest will assume management of the fire.

Juneau Lake Fire

Acres:  580 Containment: 80%

Today’s objectives:  The fire will be monitored from the air if weather conditions allow for a fly-over. Minimal fire growth is expected during the next 24 hours.  Management of the fire will be turned over to the Chugach National Forest on Sunday.

Resources:  114 personnel are on the Stetson Creek Fire 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:   Saturday, June 27– Cloudier and more moist conditions will remain through Sunday afternoon.  Rain will become less persistent Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  High of 58F today, Rh 72%, east winds 4-7mph increasing to 6-11mph in the afternoon.

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 Friday, June 26. Today, 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.

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