Upper Yukon Fires: Through the Eyes of a Tanana Chiefs Initial Attack Crew Firefighter

Take a visual tour of the fires in the Upper Yukon Flats are through the eyes of Levi Tucker, a Tok, Alaska based firefighter with the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Type 2 Initial Attack fire crew. Levi and his crew worked their 14 day assignment in numerous locations on the 501,629 acre Chalkyitsik Complex and these pictures allow you to see his unique perspective. The crew secured fireline and protected cabins, native allotments along the Draanjik River and the village of Chalkyitsik.

#ChalkyitsikComplex: The highest priority for all fire personnel is ensuring the protection of the Gwich’in village of Chalkyitsik. Fire crews continue work to secure the line in the vicinity of Ohtig Lake working north along indirect lines. Mop up activities continue between the Draanjik River and Chahalie Lake along with point protection of structures and when possible allotments within the river corridor. Fire crews will support initial attack in the Upper Yukon Zone as requested and several new crews have been arriving to replace crew who have completed their 14 day tours and are heading home to rest and see their families. 

Tanana Chiefs Conference Initial Attack Type 2 Fire Crew Photo with Jacqueline C Martin
Deputy director fire operations for the BIA July 22, 2019
Tanana Chiefs Conference Initial Attack Type 2 Fire Crew Photo with Jacqueline C Martin
Deputy director fire operations for the BIA July 22, 2019

INFO: KZPA 900 AM radio in Fort Yukon is airing information updates about the Chalkyitsik Complex

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Video credit: Firefighter Levi Tucker, a Tok, Alaska based firefighter with the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Type 2 Initial Attack Fire Crew

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