Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Saturday, July 11

3 p.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Friday.

#363 West Fork: 61,527.8 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/10 Friday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. Road updates are available on 511.alaska.gov.   Fire activity was minimal with creeping and backing reported. Recent rains have helped keep fire spread to a minimum. Fire spread is expected on the west and SW portions of the perimeter. Increase in acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Fire is in monitor status.
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. 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.

 

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#704 Salmon Trout: 322.1 acres. Discovered on 7/5 via MODIS satellite. 121 miles northwest of Fort Yukon near the Canadian border.
07/10 Friday: The fire was flown and no smoke was showing. It remains in monitor status.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: An increase in acreage was reported.
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.

#605 Christian River #3: 6,659.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-63 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: No new update – see #604 Christian River #2.
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.
07/08 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.

#604 Christian River #2: 21,434 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: The fire was flown and appeared to be 5% active, burning in white spruce. Fire behavior was minimal with creeping and smoldering. Minimal growth is expected. The fire continues to be in monitor status. Fire acreage increased (note, fire now also includes #605 Christian River #3).
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire has burned together with #605 Christian River #3.
07/08 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.

#592 Chahalie Lake: 5,556.4 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/10 Friday: A new helispot was added on the fire. The southwest perimeter is the current area of focus. The Fort Yukon #1 Crew continues to staff the fire.
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.

#568 Mt. Schwatka: 9,745.2 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-74 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
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.

#536 Hamlin Creek: 24,779.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-five miles south of Stevens Village
07/10 Friday: Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
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.

#512 White Lake: 6,103.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-45 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: The fire was flown and no smoke was showing. It remains in monitor status.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
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.

#480 Hardpac Creek: 60,763.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. The fire remains in monitor status.
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.

#431 Jim River: 956.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-154 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: Increased acreage due to more accurate mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
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.

 
#428 Crazy Slough: 8,019.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-27 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
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.

#370 Willow Creek: 4,294.6 acres. Lightning on 6/19-85 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/10 Friday: Fire activity was reported as minimal with creeping and backing. Potential fire spread exists on all sides of the fire with most movement expected on the west and north sides. Increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. The fire remains in monitor status.
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.

 

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