Manley Area Fires; update July 15

Manley Area Fires

Fire Update – July 15, 2015

Fire Information (907) 672-3202

Approximate Acreage: Baker – 26,999 Hay Slough – 84,567

Incident Commander: Shane Greer

Start Date: June 21, 2015
Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel: 238
Structures Lost: 0

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

Baker Fire
Yesterday: Crews conducted mop-up operations along the Elliott highway and in the Eureka areas. Areas of the Baker Fire received precipitation. Along with cooler temperatures, new fire growth was minimal. Interior forest fuels continued smoldering with local hot spots. Approximately 29 acres were burned. Fire perimeter measures 51 miles in length.

Today: Continued cooler temperatures and precipitation are forecasted and expected to moderate fire behavior. Crews will continue to mop-up existing fire-lines on the north, east, and south. Back haul operations of hose and pumps put in place for structure protections will begin where feasible. Thick fog is possible along the Elliott Highway.

Hay Slough Fire
Yesterday: Fire perimeter continued growing north towards the Yukon river, past Fish Lake to the east, and towards the Tanana river to the south, southwest. Backing fire with
one-foot flame lengths were observed in more sheltered areas. Approximately 1,514 acres were burned. The fire perimeter measures 200 miles in length. Good progress was made with structure protection operations. Sections of the fire received precipitation.

Today: Low fire behavior is expected with cooler temperatures and precipitation forecasted. Two engines and a fire module crew with 10 firefighters will be conducting structure protection and gather intelligence about values at risk in the area.

Manley Area Fire Information

Phone: (907) 672-3202
For information about fires across Alaska: Phone: (907) 356-5511

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