Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Thursday, July 9

11:00 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that had updated information from Wednesday.

#622 Marten Creek: 44 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/08 Wednesday: Firefighters were demobilized from the fire. Fire activity was reported to be minimal.
07/07 Tuesday: Fire is 100% contained. A demobilization plan is being initiated.
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: 13,574 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24- 45 miles north of Chalkyitsik, 73 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/08 Wednesday: An increase of 656.1 acres was reported.
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.

#592 Chahalie Lake: 4,267.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/08 Wednesday: Fire behavior was minimal with creeping and smoldering reported. The fire is 40 percent contained. The containment lines are expected to hold and no significant growth is expected. The transition of Incident Commanders is planned.
07/07 Tuesday: Firefighters continued mop-up operations. Fire activity did increase on Monday due to winds, high temps, and low relative humidities. The fire received 2 inches of rain on Tuesday. There is very low visibility because of smoke around the fire making resupply for the firefighters difficult.
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.

#512 White Lake: 4,950.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-45 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/08 Wednesday: A decrease of 16,462.3 acres is due to better mapping.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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