Yukon Flats wildland fire roundup Friday, July 17

12:30 p.m. — A roundup of fires in the Yukon Flats area that have updated information from Thursday.

This will be the last daily update. The next update will be when there is significant change in the situation.

#363 West Fork: 66,593.1 acres. Lightning on 6/19-128 miles southwest of Fort Yukon, 32 miles northwest of Stevens Village
07/16 Thursday: No new update.
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.

#608 Rainbow: 14,664.3 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/24- 45 miles north of Chalkyitsik, 73 miles northwest of Fort Yukon

07/16 Thursday: A new perimeter map shows a 1,090.3 acre increase.
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.

 

 

 

#480 Hardpac Creek: 66,107 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/21-100 miles west of Fort Yukon
07/16 Thursday: A new perimeter map reports a 5,343.9 acre increase.
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.

#287 Birch Creek 2: 18,696.8 acres. Lightning, discovered on 6/14-88 miles south of Fort Yukon, 37 miles south of Circle
07/16 Thursday: A new perimeter map reports a 519.5 acre increase.
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.

 

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