Shovel Creek Fire: Level 3 Evacuation Alert Issued for Martin and Perfect Perch Subdivisions

Level 3 Evacuation Alert Issued for Martin and Perfect Perch Subdivisions

Level 3 Evacuation Alert Issued for Martin and Perfect Perch Subdivisions

Level 2 Evacuation Alert Issued for McCloud and Murphy Subdivisions

Lincoln Remains at Level 2 Evacuation Status

Assistance/Evacuation Centers for People: Randy Smith Middle School located at 1401 Bainbridge Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Evacuation Centers for Pets/Animals: Tanana Fairgrounds 1800 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709

With the Shovel Creek Fire near Murphy Dome established in the Murphy Creek Drainage, the Alaska Incident Management Team managing the fire has recommended to Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations to raise the evacuation alerts for the following subdivisions:

Martin and Perfect Perch subdivisions from a Level 2 (SET) to a Level 3 (GO). The Martin and Perfect Perch subdivisions are located in a rural area dominated by black spruce with approximately 52 structures.  A Level 3 evacuation alert means that people should GO, evacuate NOW.  Leave immediately. DO NOT delay leaving. 

McCloud and Murphy subdivisions move from a Level 1 (READY) to a Level 2 (SET).  A Level 2 evacuation alert means people should be SET to evacuate. This means assembling a kit of important items that you will take with you in the event of an evacuation. Firefighters are aggressively working to contain the Shovel Creek Fire while providing for their safety and the safety of the public. 

A Level 2 Evacuation is not a notice to leave, but it means that you must be ready and prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. A Level 2 signifies that there is significant danger in your area. GET SET by loading your 6 P’s (see below) and a 7-day kit into your vehicle. You may have time to gather necessary items, however remember you must be prepared and ready to relocate. At Level 2, this may be the ONLY notice you have to finish getting ready to evacuate. 

As a reminder, the Lincoln Creek subdivision remains in Level 2 (SET) Evacuation status. The area of the Chatanika River corridor remains in Level 1 (READY) evacuation status.

A call center is available for additional information at (907) 459-1308.

Remember the 6-P’s; People, Pets, Pills, Photos, Personal (computer back-up info), and important Papers.

RED CROSS Safe and Well Website: ​If you have a evacuated or left your residence due to the Shovel Creek Fire please let your loved ones know you are safe by registering at https://safeandwell.communityos.org/zf/safe/add. Use Disaster Event: Shovel Creek Wildfire, Alaska- June 2019

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