Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Tuesday, July 7

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

#704 Salmon Trout: .1 acres. Discovered on 7/5 via MODIS satellite. 121 miles northwest of Fort Yukon near the Canadian border.
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported the fire is 40% active with smoldering, backing, and group torching. Fire is burning in black spruce and tundra. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: Fire is in monitor status.

#622 Marten Creek: 44 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Fire activity was minimal today. It was reported to be smoldering. No new growth is expected. The crews made good progress. They will continue to mop-up. A demobilization plan is being developed.
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.

#608 Rainbow: 12,917.9 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24- 45 miles north of Chalkyitsik, 73 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be 20% active. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: No new update.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: An acreage increase of 1,435.5 acres was reported.
06/30 Tuesday: Increase in acreage due to new mapping.

#605 Christian River #3: 5,598.4 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-63 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was 20% active burning in white and black spruce. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: No new update.
07/02 Thursday: No new update.
07/01 Wednesday: 0% active fire, no smokes. Will continue to monitor. An increase in acreage was reported.

#604 Christian River #2: 10,794.6 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported one interior smoke showing on the north end. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.
07/04 Saturday: Minimal fire behavior reported and little growth expected.
07/03 Friday: No new update.
07/02 Thursday: No visible interior smokes or perimeter activity reported. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/01 Wednesday: Decreased acreage due to new mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
06/30 Tuesday: Acreage increase is due to new mapping. Monday: Reconnaissance showed no activity and a size increase to 10,000 acres. Fire remains in monitor status.

#592 Chahalie Lake: 4,267.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/06 Monday: Fire activity picked up in the evening with a wind change. Growth is expected to the southwest. Firefighters continue to reinforce containment lines.
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.
06/30 Tuesday: 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.

#589 Halfway: .5 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-31 miles southeast of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Two MODIS dots indicating activity on this fire were discovered via satellite. The fire was mistakenly declared out on 6/30. A reconnaissance mission will fly the fire for an update.
06/30 Tuesday: This fire has been called out.
06/29 Monday: No new update.
06/23 Tuesday: Fire was reported Tuesday by aircraft. It has been placed into monitor status.

#568 Mt. Schwatka: 3,529.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-74 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: An increase of 430 acres was reported.
07/05 Sunday: 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 corner 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: 19,163.2 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-five miles south of Stevens Village
07/06 Monday: An increase of 135.8 acres was reported.
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.
06/30 Tuesday: Acreage increase reflects more accurate mapping.

#512 White Lake: 21,442.4 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-45 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported two smoldering spots with smoke showing from each. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.
07/03 Friday: No new update.
07/02 Thursday: A reconnaissance flight on Wednesday reported no active fire or visible smokes in the interior of the fire. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/01 Wednesday: Another acreage increase was reported.
06/30 Tuesday: Acreage increase due to more accurate mapping.

#480 Hardpac Creek: 38,716 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/06 Monday: A 3,767.3 decrease in acreage was due to better mapping.
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.

#363 West Fork: 27,843.7 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/06 Monday: An increase of 5,708.9 acres was reported.
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.

 

 

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