Aggie Creek Fire update; July 16

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto-Incident Commander
AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE
Thursday July 16, 2015 AM

Acres: 31,885

Start Date: June 22, 2015
Cause: Lightning
Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK
Containment: 44%
Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain
Total personnel: 422

Yesterday: For the second day, there was no new growth on the fire. Crews continued mop-up of existing fire perimeter line to extinguish any remaining heat near the fire line. The fire continued to hold heat and smolder in interior pockets of previously unburned timber.

Today: The fire is predicted to receive warmer, dryer winds off of the Alaska Range today. With higher temperatures and lower humidity, fire managers will remain vigilant and continue active mop-up work. Sprinkler systems in nearby neighborhoods will continue to be removed as needed. The fire is expected to continue creeping and smoldering internally.
Smoke: Residual smoke from interior smoldering forest fuels may impact local areas in the Elliott Highway area. Caution is recommended.

Closure: None. The area closure for the White Mountain National Recreation Area has been lifted. For full details please visit: https://akfireinfo.com/

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

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