Aggie Creek Fire update, June 29

Aggie Creek Fire Update
June 29, 2015

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: 14,448 acres (size decreased with more accurate mapping)
Location: 30 miles North West of Fairbanks along the Elliot Highway
Legal Description: 65° 12’ 0” x 148° 19’ 0”
Containment: 5%
Incident Cost: $951,189.00

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- 2; CRC- 3; Type 1 Helicopter- 1; Type 1 Helicopter- 1; Dozer- 2; Water Tenders- 1; Masticator- 1

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 and surface burning. Fire fighters were able to hit portions of the fire directly today and were able to put a containment line around about 5% of the fire along the Northwest edge. Light showers occurred in the early morning with afternoon temperatures in the low 60’s and relative humidity in the 70% 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 is in aerial monitor status.

The weather forecast calls for a warming trend with less precipitation. As the temperature’s rise, so does fire activity.

Fire Hazards:
The Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline, fiber optic cable and the Elliot Highway between mile markers 33 and 34, where the fire has crossed the highway.

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).


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