Manley Area Fires update, July 18

Fire Information (907) 672-3202

Quick Facts

Incident Summary

Approximate Acreage: 

Baker: 26,130 acres
Hay Slough: 89,747 acres
Incident Commander:   Shane Greer
Start Date:  June 21, 2015
Cause:   Lightning
Total Personnel:   220
Structures Lost:   0
Jurisdiction:   Alaska Fire Service
Cooperators:  Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Department of Natural

Baker Fire

Yesterday:  Crews continued with hazard tree mitigation and mop up operations near structures along the Elliot Highway.  Some hose, pumps, and sprinklers were back hauled.  Fire growth was minimal due to precipitation, higher humidity and cooler temperatures.  Some smoldering was observed.  Due to more accurate mapping, the acres burned decreased by 933 acres.

 Today:  Cloudy, cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and precipitation are forecasted.  Crews will continue to back haul equipment as structure protection operations shift to monitoring status.  Slash clean-up will continue along the Baker Creek area and along the Elliot Highway.  Minimal fire growth is expected.

Hay Slough Fire

Yesterday:  Precipitation moderated fire behavior.  Smoldering and creeping were observed in sheltered areas.  Structures along the Tanana river were assessed and management action plans were completed.  Fire perimeter decreased by 18 acres due to more accurate mapping.

 Today:  Cloudy, higher humidities, and precipitation are forecasted and expected to moderate fire behavior.  Management action plans will be implemented along the Tanana river if necessary.  Due to weather, crews are minimizing travel for public and firefighter safety.  A public meeting is scheduled in Manley Hot Springs on July 19th.

Manley Area Fire Information:

Phone: (907) 672-3202

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


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