Manley Area Fires update; July 16

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: Early clearing resulted in warmer temperatures and lower humidity levels and promoted new fire growth. Approximately 102 acres were burned. Crews continued to mop-up operations along the Elliot highway and in the Eureka areas. A total of 17,000 feet of hose line on the southeast side of Elliot Highway was back hauled.

Today: Increased winds are predicted and may promote fire behavior in sheltered mixed hardwoods. Crews will continue to secure the fire edge south of the Eureka area and east along the Elliot Highway. Structure protection operations will be conducted in the Rampart area. Sprinklers installed among structures along the Elliot Highway will be back hauled where feasible. A community meeting to discuss suppression repair is scheduled for 6 pm.

Hay Slough Fire
Yesterday: Much of the fire received precipitation that dampened fire behavior throughout the day. Creeping and smoldering was observed. There was little to no new growth in the fire perimeter. A total of 89,567 acres have burned since being reported on June 21. Crews made good progress with structure protection operations.

Today: Warmer, dryer conditions are forecasted and expected to promote fire behavior. Mining operations and structures to the east of Fish Lake are threatened. Crews will continue to prepare area structures and gather information.

Manley Area Fire Information:
Phone: (907) 672-3202

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

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