Cooler temperatures and recent rain have slowed fire growth. As temperatures warm and fuels dry, fires are expected to pick back up.
Rain brought some needed relief from dense smoke that had accumulated throughout last week. New smoke production is expected to be reduced until warmer, drier weather causes fire intensity to increase again.
Alaska South Swan Lake Fire Area:
Swan Lake fire is approximately 101,000 acres and is 25% contained. The fire has been smoldering and creeping on the east flank around isolated pockets of heat. The rest of the fire remains fairly inactive. Lower temperatures and increased RH values have reduced fire activity. This trend is expected to continue for the next couple days.
Light southeast winds are expected this afternoon, Cooper Landing and Sterling could see light smoke impacts.
Juneau should not see any smoke impacts today.
Categories: AK Fire Info