Chalkyitsik Complex: Monday evening video update

Monday night briefing July 29, 2019

While Fairbanks and large areas of Alaska have experienced rain over the past week, the Yukon Flats and Chalkyitsik remain hot and dry. Crews continue to work towards the goal of securing line and the western perimeter between Chahalie Lake and Ohtig Lake. Crews have been aiming to complete firing operations south of Chalkyitsik along indirect dozer line to the southeastern corner of Ohtig Lake as conditions allow.

Incident Commander Norm McDonald, said, “Conditions continue to be challenging with the hot dry weather, smoke and extreme fuel dryness. Crews are working hard to meet objectives”.  Weather for the fire area will be partly sunny with areas of smoke. High temperatures reaching up to 80F with Southwest winds around 5-9mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with gusty, erratic winds.

Info Line: (907) 356-5511

Video credit: PIO Kale Casey AKIMT/BLM AFS Alaska Fire Service/DNR Alaska Division of Forestry.

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