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.
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

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

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.

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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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