MANAGEMENT TEAM #5
Rich Nieto-Incident Commander
AGGIE CREEK FIRE UPDATE
Sunday July 19, 2015 AM
Start Date: June 22, 2015
Cause: Lightning Location: 30 miles NW of Fairbanks, AK
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.