Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Monday, July 6

noon–A roundup of fires around the Yukon Flats that have updated information from Sunday

#704 Salmon Trout: .1 acres. Discovered on 7/5 via MODIS satellite. 121 miles northwest of Fort Yukon near the Canadian border.
07/05 Sunday: Fire is in monitor status.

#622 Marten Creek: 44 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/05 Sunday: Fire activity was minimal Sunday. It was reported to be creeping and smoldering. The crews made good progress. They worked on securing the west flank. On Monday personnel will begin mop-up.
07/04 Saturday: Firefighters are working on securing and holding the west flank of the fire. The fire is reported to be smoldering and creeping.
07/03 Friday: Fire is 75% contained. There were six interior smokes reported at the end of shift 07/02 Friday due to the warming and drying trend. Minimal fire activity reported.
07/01 Thursday: Fire is 65% contained. Firefighters are working on securing the south and west flanks. No new growth in acreage.
06/30 Wednesday: Firefighters made good progress Wednesday. Fire activity was minimal. Fire is 40% contained.

 

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#592 Chahalie Lake: 4,267.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/05 Sunday: Fire was active Sunday with crowning, running, and smoldering reported. Crews made good progress on both flanks, even though there were flare-ups on both the northwest side and the east side. There is no significant growth expected.
07/04 Saturday: Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and backing was reported. Firefighters are working on both the west and east flanks. Flare ups are reported due to hotter and drier weather.
07/03 Friday: Fire is reported to be smoldering. The southwest winds are keeping the fire in check, but are drying fuels potentially resulting in increased fire behavior over the next three days.
07/02 Thursday: Fort Yukon #1 split into two squads, one working the west and the other working the east side of the southern flank. Two miles of hose lay were completed and will be continued Friday. Minimal fire behavior was reported. A reduction in acreage is due to better mapping.
07/01 Wednesday: Fort Yukon #1 arrived on the fire and began their work.
06/30Tuesday: Fort Yukon #1 Type 2 Crew is mobilizing to deploy to the fire. Fuel cache set up in Chalkyitsik for air operations. Acreage increase due to new mapping.

#568 Mt. Schwatka: 3,099.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-74 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/05Sunay: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be 30% active with smoldering. Fire is in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be 5% active on the southwest cornier and backing in spruce. No smokes were visible in the interior portion of the fire. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: Minimal fire behavior is reported. Fire remains in monitor status.
06/30 Tuesday: New mapping added to the acreage.

#536 Hamlin Creek: 19,027.4 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-five miles south of Stevens Village
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be 50% active. The activity was along the entire southern side and east flank. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: Fire is reported to be most active on the northwest corner and east flanks. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: No new update.
06/30Tuesday: Acreage increase reflects more accurate mapping.

 

#480 Hardpac Creek: 39,488 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/05 Sunday: Fire reconnaissance reported a 6% active perimeter with smoldering, creeping, backing, and group torching. Fire is in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to have a 30% active perimeter with most active areas being the northwest and southeast corners. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: Fire activity is minimal with backing and creeping reported. There has been some growth around the perimeter. Fire remains in monitor status.
06/30 Tuesday: New mapping shows an acreage increase.

 

#428 Crazy Slough: 8,258.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-27 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was 5% active with smoldering and creeping. There were three smokes showing. Fire is in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: Reconnaissance reports no activity on the fire’s perimeter with no smokes showing. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: An increase in acreage was reported.
07/01 Wednesday: No new update.
06/30 Tuesday: Increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping.

#370 Willow Creek: 3,714.7 acres. Lightning on 6/19-85 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported a 40% active perimeter with smoldering. Smoke hindered ability to map. It appeared to be most active on the south edge. Fire is in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: Reconnaissance reported a single smoke showing on the northeast corner. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: An increase in acreage was reported

#363 West Fork: 23,134.8 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
O7/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be 80% active with backing, running, torching, and continuous crowning. Fire is in monitor status.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: Reconnaissance reported the fire be 60% active and backing to the southwest. An increase in acreage was reported. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: Active fire behavior with torching and backing observed. There is activity along all of perimeter and continued growth to the southwest. An increase in acreage was reported. Fire is in monitor status.

#287 Birch Creek 2: 14,862.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/14-88 miles south of Fort Yukon, 37 miles south of Circle
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported one smoke showing on the east side. Fire was smoldering.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: No new update.
07/ 02 Thursday: Minimal acreage increase.
07/01 Wednesday: Minimal perimeter growth in all directions. Remains in monitor status.

 

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