Air Quality Improving with Decreased Smoke Production

Wet weather and limited smoke production will continue to aid improving air quality. Fort Yukon and Chalkytsik could see an increase in smoldering with some smoke production.

North (Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Upper Yukon)

Rain over the past couple of days has greatly reduced the fire activity, and thus the amount of smoke being produced across the central interior. With drying today there could be at least some smoldering of fires in the vicinity of Fort Yukon and Chalkytsik.

Expect air quality to be good in Fairbanks and North Pole today, along with Denali National Park. There could still be some light smoke production from the Chalkyitsik and Cornucopia complexes, but expect the air quality to remain good at Fort Yukon and Chalkyitsik in the Upper Yukon today and tonight.

South (Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Cooper Landing)

Fire activity continues to be minimal in the Swan Lake Fire area, due to precipitation received earlier last week.
It should be noted that drought conditions are still high in parts of the Kenai Peninsula and the Mat-Su Valley, and with continued warm, dry weather, fire activity could pick up. With the recent dry weather the Tokaina 2 fire has picked up in activity the past several days.

There are no expected smoke impacts in the Kenaie Peninsula and Mat-Su Valley areas from the Swan Lake Fire or from fires to the north.

Copper River and Juneau
Overall, air quality should be good across the Southeast. Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound, including Cordova may be impacted by light smoke once again today, as the Tokaina 2 Fire continues to be active.

A listing of activity for specific fires is available at: then AICC Situation Report.

Categories: AK Fire Info

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