Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Friday, July 10

10:00 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Thursday.

 

#622 Marten Creek: 44 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24-25 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
0709 Thursday: Minimal fire activity was reported. Fire is in monitor status.
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.

 

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#605 Christian River #3: 6,659.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-63 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire has burned together with #604 Christian River #2. Any further updates will now be made under fire #604.
07/09 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: An increase of 700.9 acres was reported.
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: 12,133.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire has burned together with #605 Christian River #3.
07/09 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: An increase of 1,338.5 acers was reported.
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: 5,556.4 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/09 Thursday: Fire behavior was minimal with smoldering reported. Winds on Monday night pushed the northwest and southwest corners of the fire to the northwest for an additional 1,000 acres. The fire received 1/5 inches of rain on Wednesday, so minimal spread is expected. Some overhead swapping occurred Thursday. There were nine additional jumpers were put on the fire. The fire was reconned today and only a couple smokes were showing on the interior. Resources are working to secure the southern flank. The Fort Yukon Crew is working the east side while smokejumpers are securing the southern flank to prevent the fire from threatening 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.

#589 Halfway: 209.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-31 miles southeast of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: An increase of 209.2 acres was reported.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
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
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire was 30 percent active with smoldering on the west end. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
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
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire was 60 percent active and smoldering. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
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.

#480 Hardpac Creek: 38,716 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported no visible smoke. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
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.

#431 Jim River: 529.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-154 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was creeping with minimal activity. There is potential for the fire to spread on all sides. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
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: No new update.
06/30 Tuesday: Increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping.

#428 Crazy Slough: 8,258.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-27 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was not active and no smoke visible. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
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
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported a one percent active perimeter. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
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: 27,843.7 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be smoldering and 30 percent active on the south side and 20 percent active on the northwest side. It is about eight miles east of the Dalton Highway near milepost 91. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: An increase of 5,708.9 acres was reported.
07/05 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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