If you are a fan of watching paracargo drop from the sky, this video of back to back loads filmed on August 4, 2019 by Alaskan Smokejumper Robert Yeager at the Small Timber Fire (#687) in the Chalkyitsik Complex is for you.
In northeast Alaska on the Yukon Flats, firefighters are supplied with a full range of mop up and suppression equipment by several methods, inclduing paracargo. Members of the Missouri Iowa Coordination Center #3 Type 2 Initial Attack Crew and the Wisconsin Type 2 fire crew have been working with smokejumpers from Fairbanks, Alaska to dig into the peat looking for heat as they cold trail the Small Timber Fire. The 34-acre fire is holding heat in the deep layers of peat along the Draanjik River due to the extreme drought conditions the area has experienced this season.
The Chalkitysik Complex has been experiencing wetting rains. 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.
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Video edit: PIO Kale Casey Filmed by Division Supervisor and Alaskan Smokejumper Robert Yeager AKIMT/BLM AFS Alaska Fire Service/DNR Alaska Division of Forestry.
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