COPPER CENTER, AK – With the increase of precipitation received over the Chetaslina and Long fires in the past several days, fire activity continues to be minimal. Fire personnel will continue to monitor these fires and will conduct another reconnaissance flight in several days once the fuels have an opportunity to dry out. Fire activity on the monitored Chetaslina (#606) and Long (#484) fires remain minimal.
Until fire activity increases, this will be the last update on these two fires.
“On behalf of the fire information officers, I would like to thank the community for their support and the local businesses for providing us with the space to post fire information,” said Deb Coble, lead fire information officer. Coble added, “in addition to social media and electronic information distribution, it is also important that we utilize traditional means of information sharing like posting maps and updates in visible community locations.”
The local area has received rainfall over the last few days allowing Wrangell-St. Elias to lift the campfire restrictions in the park and preserve. The use of gas grills and barbeques at campsites are allowed.
Below is an update for the two fires being monitored in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve:
Chetaslina Fire (#606) – This fire is now estimated at 2,129.5 acres, experiencing minimal growth after several days with no change in fire behavior or perimeter.
Long Fire (#484) – This 150-acre fire experienced no growth.
For statewide wildfire information, visit: https://akfireinfo.com/.
For additional information, please contact the Fire Information Center at (208) 274-3316 or visit http://www.nps.gov/wrst/index.htm.