Baker and Hay Slough Fires (Manley Area) update, July 13

Manley Area Fires

Fire Update – July 13, 2015

Fire Information (907) 672-3202

Approximate Acreage: Baker – 21,815    Hay Slough – 74,340

Incident Commander: Shane Greer

Start Date: June 21, 2015
Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel: 265
Structures Lost: 0

Jurisdiction: Alaska Fire Service
Cooperators: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Moderate fire activity was observed on both the Baker and Hay Slough Fires.

Baker Fire: Due to favorable weather conditions, burnout operations continued yesterday. Crews continued to mop-up in areas where the burnout operations were conducted in an effort to cool hot spots and stabilize burned black spruce. Indirect fireline was constructed along Thanksgiving Ditch on the northeastern flank of the Baker Fire. Areas of the fire perimeter experienced some rain showers that have moderated fire behavior. Burnout operations were suspended until conditions improve. The Baker Fire has burned 21,815 acres and began from a lightening strike on June 21, 2015.

Hay Slough Fire: The Hay Slough Fire is burning about 14 miles west of Manley Hot Springs in timber and the grass understory. Fire activity moderated some yesterday with cooler and wetter conditions. The Hay Slough Fire does continue to back with single and group tree torching and has burned approximately five miles to the east side of Fish Lake. Structures and mining operations are threatened. Crews continue point protection and gathering information about values at risk in the area. Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black (Greer) is managing all land accessible portions of the Hay Slough Fire. Eastern Area Incident Management Team 2 (Grant) is also managing part of the Hay Slough Fire, mainly along the river, and are focusing on point protection.

Manley Area Fire Information

Email: manleyareafires@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/people/Manley-Area-Fires/100009991115926

InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4338/  and  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4374/

For information about fires across Alaska:

Phone: (907) 356-5511

Web: https://akfireinfo.com/

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