#ShovelCreekFire Deputy Incident Commander Chris Schulte observes a moment of silence in honor of the 14 firefighters who lost their lives on Storm King Mountain. On July 6, 1994, about 50 firefighters were battling the South Canyon Fire on Storm King Mountain when suddenly the winds shifted, creating 100-foot flame lengths within the existing burn area, and moving across steep areas on the west flank of the fire beneath the firefighters. Two minutes later, the fire reached the ridgeline and overtook 12 of the men and women fighting the blaze.
With this video we bring you into the July 6th 8am operational briefing for the 753 personnel assigned to the 10,008 acre Shovel Creek Fire. The strategic firing operation is going as planned and we will provide a live update tomorrow morning at 9am from the Moose Mountain Ski Resort which is serving as our Forward Operating Base.
The Shovel Creek Fire Information line is also available if you have any questions: 907-347-6801.
Appearing in these highlights:
• Deputy Incident Commander Chris Schulte with opening comments
• Incident Meteorologist Jon Bonk with fire weather
• Fire Behavior Analyst Dana Skelly with the prediction for fire movement today
• Incident Commander Rob Allen with Leader’s Intent and closing comments
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