Archive | June, 2015

Rex Complex update, June 30

Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team #1 Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander Rex Complex Fire Daily Update Fire at a Glance Size: Total 16,519 acres Fish Creek Fire: 7,562 acres Kobe Fire: 8,876 acres Fire#524 81 acres Containment: 20% Assigned personnel: 545 Aircraft: 2 Type 1 Heavy-lift helicopters 4 Type 2 Medium-lift helicopters 1 Type 1 Light-lift […]

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Healy Lake, Michigan Creek Fire update, June 30

Healy Lake Fire – Michigan Creek Fire Southern Area Gold Team Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:00 AM Fire Information Office – 907-895-1824 HealyLakeFireInfo@gmail.com Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM. to 9:00 PM. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4312/ Follow us on Facebook: Healy Lake Fire 2015 Fire Information: Stop by the Information Center in Room 48 at Delta High School in […]

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Sockeye Fire update, June 30

Sockeye Fire Suppression efforts and perimeter control continue to progress.  The Incident Commander expects the containment level to reach 98% by this evening.  Fire crews continue to mop up 300 feet in along the perimeter and 300 feet around structures.  An IR flight was taken today and there is heat in the interior and some areas of […]

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Card Street Fire update, June 30

Card Street Fire UPDATE Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:00 AM Alaska Joint Information Center: 907-356-5511 (NEW) http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4309/ email: cardstreetfireinfo@gmail.com FIRE STATUS Acres Burned: 8,876 Cause: Human – Under Investigation Structures Destroyed: 11 Evacuations: None Closures: west end of Skilak Loop Road Containment: 70% RESOURCES Crews: 4 Engines: 3 Dozers: 0 Water Tenders: 1 Helicopters: 1 […]

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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. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ 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: […]

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Anaconda Creek and West Fork Fires update, June 30

Anaconda Creek & West Fork Fires Fire Information 907-799-5486 Fire Update – Tuesday, June 30, 2015 SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4321/ Facebook: Anaconda Creek Fire E-mail: anacondacreekfire@gmail.com Quick Facts   Approximate Acreage: 1091 acres Anaconda 231 acres West Fork Fire Containment: 0% Incident Commander: Rob Allen Start Date: June 20, 2015 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 215 […]

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A comparison of 2015 to 2004

  This satellite image shows the wildfire situation east of Fairbanks on June 29, 2004.  That year is generally considered to be the worst Alaska fire season on record.  During June 2004 alone, a total of 216 fires and 1,153,257.9 acres burned.  By the end of 2004, Alaska’s total acres-burned reached 6,590,140 acres.  It was a […]

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Long Lake Fire update, June 29

June 29, 2015: 1330  hours Long Lake Fire Update (Tok, AK) – The Long Lake fire camp and staging area at the Northway ball park is moving to make way for Northway’s annual July 4th softball tournament. This event attracts participants from a wide area. The 79 personnel at the camp will be relocated to […]

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Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Monday, June 29

Noon update #622 Marten Creek: 0.5 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon Sunday: A reconnaissance flight revealed the fire was creeping and smoldering with a 70% active perimeter. Saturday: Fire remains in monitor status. Friday: Resources requested for incident but unable to respond do to poor visibility. Another attempt will be […]

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Alaska Fire Service gets much-needed firefighting supply delivery

10:15 a.m. June 28, 2015 For Immediate Release Alaska Fire Service gets much-needed firefighting supply delivery [Fairbanks, AK] – On June 28, the Alaska Fire Service warehouse at Fort Wainwright received an expedited shipment of firefighting materiel from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The enormous shipment, which weighed more than 127,000 pounds, included pumps, chainsaws, […]

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