Wetting rain and gusty winds in Tanana Zone

Yesterday, the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) in the Tanana Zone received wetting rain again and saw gusty winds that brought down trees and created six-foot swells on the Yukon River near Rampart; the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) also had gusty conditions but received no precipitation and fire activity was minimal. 

Conditions on the Yukon River have improved and firefighters on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) will begin breaking down and backhauling some equipment to Rampart for return to the fire cache in Fairbanks.  Firefighters will continue mopping up hot spots on the northern edge of the fire.

  • Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) – 34,433.0 acres, 16 personnel, started on June 23
  • Grouse Creek Fire (#485) – 52,000.00 acres, 87 personnel, started on July 10 [includes Twin Ponds (#486) and Garnet Creek Fire (#576), 9,043 acres, started July 15]

For additional and current smoke information, visit: https://dec.alaska.gov/air/anpms/wildfire-smoke/ Information on wildfire smoke predictions can also be found at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks website located at http://smoke.alaska.edu/

For more information, contact the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at (907) 356-5511, or email 2019.AFS.FIRES@gmail.com. 

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