Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Thursday, July 16

11 a.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Tuesday.

 

#363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be smoldering and 50 percent active on sides. An increase of 1,209.1 acres was reported. The fire remains approximately 5 miles east of the Dalton Highway near milepost 91. Drivers should use caution when driving the Dalton Highway between MP 85-100. Drive with headlights on in areas of smoke because of poor air quality and visibility. Road updates are available on 511.alaska.gov.

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07/14 Tuesday: Another acreage increase was reported. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/13 Monday: A new perimeter map reports a 297 acre increase.
07/12 Sunday: An increase of 2,274.3 acres was reported.
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.

#608 Rainbow: 13,574 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24- 45 miles north of Chalkyitsik, 73 miles northwest of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: Fire was observed to have minimal activity with smoldering. It has increased by 500 acres on the southeast side.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: No new update.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
07/08 Wednesday: An increase of 656.1 acres was reported.
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported the fire to be 20% active. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.

#604 Christian River #2: 15,058.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-60 miles north of Fort Yukon. This fire has burned together with #605 Christian River #3 Fire.
07/15 Wednesday: The fire was reported to have minimal creeping and smoldering with some smoke showing. Light precipitation in the area was also reported.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: The fire was flown and appeared to be 5% active, burning in white spruce. Fire behavior was minimal with creeping and smoldering. Minimal growth is expected. The fire continues to be in monitor status. Fire acreage increased (note, fire now also includes #605 Christian River #3).
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reports that this fire has burned together with #605 Christian River #3.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: An increase of 1,338.5 acers was reported.
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported one interior smoke showing on the north end. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.

#589 Halfway: 209.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/23-31 miles southeast of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be one percent active with smoldering in white spruce on the east side. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: The fire was flown and was found to be 0% active with no smoke showing. It remains in monitor status. No acreage change was reported.
07/10 Friday: No new update.
07/09 Thursday: An increase of 209.2 acres was reported.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: Two MODIS dots indicating activity on this fire were discovered via satellite. The fire was mistakenly declared out on 6/30. A reconnaissance mission will fly the fire for an update.
#536 Hamlin Creek: 27,273 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-five miles south of Stevens Village
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire had a 50 percent active perimeter, smoldering in white spruce and hardwoods. The fire has grown in the middle of the eastern side.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
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.

#512 White Lake: 6,103.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/22-45 miles north of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported minimal fire activity with smoldering. No smoke has been visible for the last three days. Light precipitation has been reported in the area. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: The fire was flown and no smoke was showing. It remains in monitor status.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
07/08 Wednesday: A decrease of 16,462.3 acres is due to better mapping.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: Reconnaissance reported two smoldering spots with smoke showing from each. Fire is in monitor status.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.
07/04 Saturday: No new update.

#480 Hardpac Creek: 60,763.1 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reports the fire as two percent active, smoldering white spruce on the south central perimeter. Smoke was visible from four areas in the interior.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported no visible smoke. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: A 3,767.3 decrease in acreage was due to better mapping.
07/05 Sunday: Fire reconnaissance reported a 6% active perimeter with smoldering, creeping, backing, and group torching. Fire is in monitor status.

#428 Crazy Slough: 8,019.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/20-27 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the perimeter was 100 percent active and smoldering in white spruce. The fire was reported to be three miles west of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s camp in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. No change in size was noted. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Fire remains in monitor status.
07/09 Thursday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was not active and no smoke visible. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported the fire was 5% active with smoldering and creeping. There were three smokes showing. Fire is in monitor status.

#299 Back Yukon Slough: 59 acres. Human, discovered on 6/15-12 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported no visible smoke showing. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: No new update.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: No new update.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
07/05 Sunday: No new update.

#287 Birch Creek 2: 18,164.7 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/14-88 miles south of Fort Yukon, 37 miles south of Circle
07/15 Wednesday: A reconnaissance flight reported the fire to be ten percent active and smoldering in some areas with trees torching in others. An estimated 300 acre increase was reported in the northeast corner of the fire. The fire remains in monitor status.
07/14 Tuesday: No new update.
07/13 Monday: An increase of 3,302.6 acres was reported.
07/12 Sunday: No new update.
07/11 Saturday: No new update.
07/10 Friday: No new update.
07/09 Thursday: No new update.
07/08 Wednesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: No new update.
07/07 Tuesday: An increase of 269.3 acres was reported.
07/06 Monday: No new update.
07/05 Sunday: Reconnaissance reported one smoke showing on the east side. Fire was smoldering.

 

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