Operations Chief Chris Wennogle gives an update on the status of the Swan Creek Fire. Crews are working to establish and connect fire lines in the Mystery Creek Road area as the fire continues to burn through the thick black spruce stands in a southeasterly direction. Hotshot crews from the Lower 48 are working today to aggressively establish control lines with the highest probability of success.
An air quality advisory has been issued until Monday, June 24 for southcentral Alaska for smoke conditions related to current fire operations. The Department of Environmental Conservation advises people with respiratory or heart disease problems to avoid smoke impacted areas.
OBJECTIVE: Fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry are working collaboratively with refuge personnel to manage the fire. The focus of all suppression efforts is to protect all of the values at risk including the community of Sterling and the highway corridor while reducing future wildland fire hazards and enhancing wildlife habitat.
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INFORMATION: Contact the Refuge Visitor Center at 907-260-2820 or online at kenai.fws.gov.
- Start Date: June 5th, 2019
- Acres: 22,847
- Personnel assigned: 291
- Crews assigned: 12
- Cause: lightning
For More Information
- Incident phone number: (208) 391-3488
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Categories: AK Fire Info