Aggie Creek Fire update, July 19

SOUTHWEST INCIDENT
MANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto-Incident Commander

AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE
Sunday July 19, 2015 AM

Acres: 31,705

Start Date: June 22, 2015
Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK
Containment: 55%

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass/rugged terrain
Total personnel: 328

Yesterday: Due to poor weather conditions over the fire, crews were unable to begin patrol and mop-up of the natural fire break created by the Tatalina River to the west. Crews continued patrol of previously mopped-up fire-line to the east, north, and south. Fire behavior remained minimal with all areas of the fire receiving a wetting rain of 1/10 inch.

Today: The fire is expected to smolder internally in the deep duff layers despite receiving a wetting rain. Pending favorable conditions, crews may begin to patrol and mop-up the western flank of the fire along the Tatalina River.

Fire managers are currently backhauling fuel, hoses, and other supplies as necessary as the fire organization continues to downsize. A type 3 incident management team is tentatively planned to assume control of the incident Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Smoke: Minimal.
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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