Fire Update-July 11, 2015
Fire Information: (907) 672-3202
Approximate Acreage: Baker: 14,513 acres Hay Slough: 46,341
Incident Commander: Shane Greer
Start Date: June 21, 2015
Total Personnel: 179
Structures Lost: 0
Jurisdiction: Alaska Fire Service
Cooperators: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Fire activity across the Manley Area Fires was moderate today with fire gradually backing in all directions. Some of the more active areas saw two to four foot flame lengths and some group torching of trees – with the areas of pure black spruce being the most active.
Crews were able to implement a successful test burn in the northern portion of the Baker Fire today and evaluate the possibility for further burnout operations along the northern and eastern portions of the fire. Based on the fuel and weather conditions, crews expect to implement burnout operations today. While area residents may experience additional smoke during the burnout, the objective is to eliminate risk to the structures. Residents impacted by smoke are encouraged to use their preplanned route away from this area, which may include the DOT gravel pit at mile post 133 on the Elliot Highway.
A community meeting is planned for 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the Scott’s hanger (historical mile post 134) to update residents in the area about the current fire conditions.
Hay Slough Fire
Crews continue to gather information about structures and values at risk. Structure protection is being put in place at identified structures near the Hay Slough Fire.
Manley Area Fire Information
Phone: (907) 672-3202
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