Aggie Creek Fire Update,
Contact Fire Information: 907-347-2637 – Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Date of Detection: June 22, 2015 at 2:54 PM
Current Size: 15,354 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”
Incident Cost: $658,322
Resources on Fire: There are currently 294 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
Hot Shot Crews: 2
Type II Hand Crews: 7
IA Crews: 1
Water Tenders: 1
Type 1 Helicopter: 1
Type 3 Helicopter: 1
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.
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 but did not produce active burning. Light showers occurred most of the day with afternoon temperatures in the 50’s and relative humidity in the 80 to 100% range.
Excessive traffic speed through the fire area along the Elliot Highway poses a real threat to motorists as well as firefighters. Please slow down and watch out for fire personnel.
The Hayes fire has been added to the team’s suppression responsibilities and one crew hit it hard in an attempt to put it in monitor status. They are very close to accomplishing that.
The weather forecast calls for a warming trend with less precipitation. As the temperature’s rise so does the fire activity.
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).