Aggie Creek Fire update, July 18

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto-Incident Commander

AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE

Saturday July 18, 2015 AM

Acres: 31,885 Start Date: June 22, 2015
Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK
Containment: 53% Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain
Total personnel: 371

Yesterday: Crews continued extensive mop-up of existing fire perimeter line on the southern, northern, and eastern flanks of the fire. This means fully extinguishing any fire by digging deep into the duff layer, felling hazard trees near the line, and ensuring that no heat remains in previously burned areas.
Fire behavior remained minimal with some areas of the fire receiving precipitation. No burnout operations were conducted.

Today: The fire is expected to continue creeping and smoldering internally. Although gusty winds are predicted for tomorrow, high humidity and scattered showers should minimize fire activity. Pending favorable conditions, crews may begin to patrol and mop-up the natural fire break created by the Tatalina River to the west.

Smoke: No smoke impacts are predicted at this time.

Closures: None.

Fire Information:

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

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