State, federal fire managers monitoring fire in Togiak National Wildife Refuge

State and federal fire managers are keeping an eye on a 764-acre fire burning in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge near the confluence of No Lake Creek and the Ongivinuck River. The lightning-caused Ongivinuk River Fire (#175) started on June 5 and is burning about 44 miles northeast of Dillingham. The Alaska Division of Forestry and the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge are cooperating extensively to aggressively monitor the activity and progress of this fire and to provide updated information to area residents.

Although there are several allotments and cabins in the area, none are threatened at this time.  Fire managers estimate that the current weather forecast, terrain and fuels indicate that the fire-spread potential towards the cabins located downriver is low. The fire is currently burning in typical tundra fuels and caribou mosses.

For more information, contact the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at (907)356-5511.

Map of the Ongivinuk River Fire.
Map of the Ongivinuk River Fire on June 7, 2019.

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