Take a storyboard tour with over 50 of the “best of” photos from the 2019 Cornucopia Complex wildfires

#CornucopiaComplex Take a tour with over 50 “best of” photos from the front lines of the 2019 Cornucopia Complex wildfires. See pictures of fire crews and personnel as they hike through swamps, patrol and mop up firelines, travel up rivers and fly in helicopters. Hundreds of firefighters worked throughout the summer to ensure the protection of the Gwich’in villages of Beaver and Venetie. Click here to view.

See pictures of fire crews and personnel as they hike through swamps, patrol and mop up firelines, travel up rivers and fly in helicopters. Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service
See pictures of fire crews and personnel as they hike through swamps, patrol and mop up firelines, travel up rivers and fly in helicopters. Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service

Resources such as equipment and personnel that have completed their missions are being transported to Fairbanks for release to their home unit. Fire managers are building a plan to support a proactive response should fire activity increase in the months ahead.

Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service
Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service

For example, if the weather dries out later in August or September and an area of the fire comes back to life and produces smoke and flame, fire managers will order a load of Alaskan Smokejumpers to parachute in and pick up right where the fire crews have left off. This will ensure the point protection of values at risk and the security of your village.

Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service
Credit: Portland NIMO Team/BLM Alaska Fire Service

Credit to NIMO-Portland Public Information Officer Kris Eriksen

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