Aggie Creek Fire update; July 14

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto-Incident Commander

AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE
Tuesday July 14, 2015 AM

Acres: 31,885
Start Date: June 22, 2015
Cause: Lightning

Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK
Containment: 39%

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain
Total personnel: 500

Yesterday: Approximately 130 acres of new fire growth occurred primarily to the west and north flanks of the fire in marshy flat areas. The fire continued to hold heat and smolder in interior pockets of previously unburned timber. Crews continued mop-up operations of existing fire perimeter line along the Alyeska Trans-Alaska Pipeline and southern flank of the fire.

Today: With more precipitation forecasted and lower temperatures, fire managers are anticipating primarily low, creeping fire behavior. Crews will continue to actively hold and mop-up all existing fire-line to the south, east, and north. New perimeter fire line will continue to be constructed along the northern flank of the fire toward Tatalina Creek to the west. No burnout operations are planned at this time.

Smoke: Residual smoke from interior smoldering forest fuels may impact local areas in the Elliott Highway area. Caution is recommended.

Closure: An area closure for the White Mountain National Recreation Area is in effect. For full details on the closure please visit: https://akfireinfo.com/ The Wickersham Dome trail is also closed.

Fire Information: Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4323/
Facebook: facebook.com/AggieCreekFire
Phone: 907-451-1206
Email: AggieCreekFire2015@gmail.com

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