Ninetyeight Creek Fire contained; Beaver Fire activity moderates

Cooler and wetter weather has helped to lessen fire behavior in the area of the Beaver Fire (#390). The fire showed minimal smoke yesterday although some activity was detected on the fire’s eastern and northern flanks. Personnel will monitor the fire’s perimeter today which will include rechecking three small spot fires that crossed the South Fork of the Chena River on Thursday. The fire was estimated at 13,854 acres and is burning in the Yukon Training Area 25 miles east of North Pole.

The Ninetyeight Creek Fire (#391) is  now 100% contained. All crews and equipment were removed. The fire will now be monitored periodically from the air. The temporary flight restriction (TFR) around this fire was also removed.

Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for the area today. There is a 40% chance of precipitation. High temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Closure: Brigadier Road east of the intersection of Johnson Road is closed to ensure firefighter and public safety.

Restrictions: A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in effect for the area over the Beaver Fire to provide a safe environment for firefighing.

Smoke Forecast: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/Alaska

For more information, contact the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at (907)356-5511 or email 2019.afs.fires@gmail.com.

Click on link for PDF version of 7-14-19 Beaver Fire-Ninetyeight Creek Fire update.

Beaver Fire Statistics

Fire Number: 390

Containment: 0%

Acres: 13,854

Report Date: June 27, 2019

Cause: Undetermined

Location: 25 miles east of North Pole, AK

Total Personnel: 39

Fuels/Topography: Timber, rugged terrain

Ninetyeight Creek Fire Statistics

Fire Number: 391

Containment: 100%

Acres: 69

Report Date: June 26, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Location: 18 miles northeast of Harding Lake, AK

Total Personnel: 21

Fuels/Topography: Timber, rugged terrain

 

About BLM Alaska Fire Service

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 244 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with a $10 million inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.

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