FINAL UPDATE: Fires in Tanana begin reducing crew numbers

Yesterday, firefighters on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) in the Tanana Zone continued breaking down and backhauling equipment to Rampart for return to the fire cache in Fairbanks. Firefighters on the Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) plan to leave some equipment in place to support a faster response should fire activity increase in the months ahead. Both fires received wetting rain yesterday.  

Today, crews on the Grouse Creek Fire (#485) and Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) will begin reducing the number of personnel and releasing firefighters. 

  • Lloyd Mountain Fire (#361) – 34,433.0 acres, 14 personnel, started on June 23
  • Grouse Creek Fire (#485) – 52,000.00 acres, 63 personnel, started on July 10 [includes Twin Ponds (#486) and Garnet Creek Fire (#576), 9,043 acres, started July 15]

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