Aggie Creek Fire update, June 30

Aggie Creek Fire Update
June 30, 2015

Contact Fire Information: 907-347-2637 – Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Facebook: Aggie Creek Fire

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: 7%
Incident Cost: $1,325,217.00

Resources on Fire: There are currently 356 personnel on this incident, as well as the following resources:
Hot Shot Crews- 2; Type II Hand Crews- 8; IA Crews- 2; CRC- 3; Type 1 Helicopter- 1; Type 3 Helicopter- 1; Dozer- 2; Masticator- 1

This fire is being managed by the Great Basin Incident Command Team 3, Mark Rosenthal, Incident Commander (IC).


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 7% 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.

Heavy smoke can reduce visibility for motorists traveling along the Elliot Highway. High speed vehicle traffic along the Elliot Highway, A National Scenic Byway, poses a significant safety concern to firefighters. Please slow down and watch out for fire personnel.

The Hayes Creek 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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