Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Monday, July 13

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

#363 West Fork: 63,802.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/12 Sunday: The fire is approximately 5.5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near MP 91. Road updates are available on 511.alaska.gov. An increase of 2,274.3 acres was reported.

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07/11 Saturday: No new update per the AICC Situation Report.
07/10 Friday: 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.
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.

#592 Chahalie Lake: 56,834 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-10 miles north of Chalkyitsik
07/12 Sunday: Continuing patrol and mop-up with a focus on the interior south side. Six smokejumpers were demobilized. An increase of 51,277.6 acres was reported
07/11 Saturday: Fire behavior was minimal with smoldering reported. The Fort Yukon #1 crew continues to work the south flank where there is interior heat.
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.
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.

#568 Mt. Schwatka: 11,674.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-74 miles southwest of Fort Yukon
07/12 Sunday: An increase of 8,144.5 acres was reported.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
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.
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: 27,273 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-five miles south of Stevens Village
07/12 Sunday: An increase of 8,109.8 acres was reported
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
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.
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.

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