Live – McKinley Fire Weather Update with Incident Meteorologist Julia Ruthford

Live – McKinley Fire Weather Update with Incident Meteorologist Julia Ruthford 

McKinley Fire update with special guest and Incident Meteorologist Julia Ruthford. With the upcoming wind shift this weekend Julia will provide you expert insight into this pattern change. We will also discuss how the wind could cause changes to the “Ready – Set – Go” evacuation levels program. Filmed at the Command Post at the Willow Community Center. There will be a McKinley Fire community meeting live streamed at 6:30pm tomorrow at the Willow Elementary School.

The Parks Highway remains open, but motorists are warned to expect long delays and intermittent closures depending upon fire activity. As of 10:00 a.m. on 8/21/19, pilot cars are leading traffic between Mileposts 76 to 99. Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska National Guard are staffing traffic control points. Residents and visitors are not allowed in the evacuation area until damage assessment is completed and safety to the public is limited.

Fire Information: 907-761-6233         

Email: 2019.mckinley@firenet.gov

Web: http://www.akfireinfo.com/     

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YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/McKinleyFireYoutube

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