Anaconda Creek & West Fork Fire update, June 29

Anaconda Creek & West Fork Fires

Fire Information: 907-799-5486

Fire Update – Monday, June 29, 2015

Quick Facts

Approximate Acreage:

1379 acres Anaconda

220 acres West Fork

Fire Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: Rob Allen

Start Date: June 20, 2015

Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel: 215

Structures Lost: 0

Jurisdiction: Fairbanks North Star Borough

Cooperators: Alaska Division of Forestry, Alaska State Troopers, Bureau of Indian Affairs

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4321/

Facebook: Anaconda Creek Fire

E-mail: anacondacreekfire@gmail.com

Although firefighters saw little fire activity or growth yesterday on the Anaconda Creek and West Fork fires, they expect fire activity and smoke to increase over the next several days as warmer, drier weather returns.

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Today firefighters will begin building fire line on the south flank the Anaconda Creek Fire. They will also continue improving fire breaks between the fire and Pleasant Valley/Two Rivers area.

Firefighters will patrol and monitor the West Fork Fire while continuing to assess the appropriate management actions.

Both fires are relatively remote and difficult to access, and firefighters are using two helicopters to monitor the fires and to transport crews and equipment.

People driving the Chena Hot Springs Road will see activity from crews and equipment supporting the firefighting effort. Please be alert and drive slowly if you will be in this area.

Closures continue on all trails and cabins north of the Chena Hot Springs Road in the Chena River State Recreation Area, including the North Fork Public Use Cabin and the Angel Rocks Trail. All trails on the south side of the Chena Hot Springs Road, including recreational access to the Chena River, are open. Chena Hot Springs and local businesses also remain open. CONTACT: Brooks Ludwig, 451-2698, brooks.ludwig@alaska.gov

The Department of Environmental Conservation advises people with respiratory illness or heart disease, the elderly, and children to avoid smoke exposure and outdoor activities. For information about smoke conditions, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation at http://dec.alaska.gov/Applications/Air/airtoolsweb/Advisories.

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