Chalkyitsik Complex: Rain across the Complex

Complex Size: 501,629 acres Completion: 58% Personnel: 374

The Chalkitysik Complex is experiencing wetting rains, with an expected one half inch of rain through early Sunday morning. Fire activity will be mainly creeping and smoldering and fire spread is not expected on the Frozen Calf (#367), Bearnose Hill (#407), and Tractor Trail 2 (#348) fires. The Small Timber Lake fire is expected to be contained on Saturday with continued interior pockets of heavy fuels and deep duff layer mop up challenges. Tettjajik Creek fire (#424) interior fuels will continue to burn but active fire spread is unlikely due to recent rain and the adjacent 1999 Kevinjik Fire perimeter. Fire Crews will spend the operational period on the line, with a directive from the Safety Officers to stay dry and warm, and watch for hypothermia in crew members.

 Incident Commander Norm McDonald, middle, visits with Strike Team Crew Boss Neil Charlie, left, and Receiving and Distribution Manager Cheryl Ballot after he arrived at the Chalkyitsik Airport on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. McDonald was visiting the Forward Operating Base of the Chalkyitsik Complex in Chalkyitsik, Alaska. Sam Harrel/ Alaska Incident Management Team
Incident Commander Norm McDonald, middle, visits with Strike Team Crew Boss Neil Charlie, left, and Receiving and Distribution Manager Cheryl Ballot after he arrived at the Chalkyitsik Airport on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. McDonald was visiting the Forward Operating Base of the Chalkyitsik Complex in Chalkyitsik, Alaska. Sam Harrel/ Alaska Incident Management Team
BLM Alaska Fire Service Manager Kent Slaughter, right, talks with Chalkyitsik Ramp Manager Jarrod Bohrman, middle, and a Bearing Air pilot Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Chalkyitsik Airport. Slaughter had spent time with the BLM North Star Type 2 hand crew. 
Sam Harrel/ Alaska Incident Management Team
BLM Alaska Fire Service Manager Kent Slaughter, right, talks with Chalkyitsik Ramp Manager Jarrod Bohrman, middle, and a Bearing Air pilot Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Chalkyitsik Airport. Slaughter had spent time with the BLM North Star Type 2 hand crew. Sam Harrel/ Alaska Incident Management Team

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