Exclusive Video Highlights Shovel Creek Fire 8am July 3rd 2019 Operational Briefing in Fairbanks, Alaska

#ShovelCreekFire Watch exclusive “insider highlights” from the 8am operational briefing for the 667 personnel assigned to the 10,008 acre fire. With firefighters spread all throughout the fireline, fire managers utilize hand held radios to ensure every firefighter is reach and has the same common operating picture for the long day ahead. Our goal is to bring you into the fire camp as if you were there, sharing highlights on leader’s intent, weather and anticipated fire behavior. The Shovel Creek Fire Information line is also available if you have any questions: 907-347-6801.

Rob Allen’s Type 1 Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team #2 (PNW2) assumed command at 7am this morning. Type 1 teams are able to increase the staffing and firefighting resources dedicated to protecting homes and infrastructure while also aiming to reduce the duration of the fire.

PNW2 Incident Commander Rob Allen delivers closing content at the July 3rd morning briefing. Photo credit: Kale Casey/PNW2/DNR Alaska Division of Forestry
PNW2 Incident Commander Rob Allen delivers closing content at the July 3rd morning briefing. Photo credit: Kale Casey/PNW2/DNR Alaska Division of Forestry

Appearing in these highlights:

• Deputy Incident Commander Chris Schulte with opening comments

• Incident Meteorologist John Bonk with fire weather

• Fire Behavior Analyst Andrew Stinchfield with the prediction for fire movement today

• Operations Section Chief Chris Hutsell with an introduction of Operations Chiefs and Branch Directors

• Division of Forestry Agency Administrator Tim Dabney

• Incident Commander Rob Allen with Leader’s Intent and closing comments

Also we recommend that you follow the Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations page for evacuation and importnat updates.

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