Archive | August, 2019

McKinley Fire – Clearing Power Line Easements

Matanuska Electric Association and Fire Crews work to restore power in the McKinley Fire. Matanuska Electric Association works with Snake River Valley Crew #3 on the McKinley fire to clear downed trees near the Parks Highway in Willow. The fire destroyed poles and lines throughout the burned area. Restoring power to residences is a priority. […]

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Extensive Mop-up Operations Continue on the Deshka Landing Fire

Acres Burned – 1,318 Containment – 80% Personnel – 230 Containment of the Deshka Landing fire is now at 80 percent, but much work remains. Fireline construction is nearly completed, with mop-up operations, patrolling and monitoring ongoing on the fire. As dry conditions continue and the fire has yet to be fully contained and controlled, […]

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Swan Lake Fire – 08.30.10 – Daily Fire Update

A community meeting will be held tonight at the Sterling Community Center, August 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Holiday Travel Advisory: Expect delays on the Sterling Highway between Sterling and the junction with the Seward Highway to continue through the weekend. Swan Lake Fire suppression activities and dense smoke have restricted travel on this route […]

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Live - McKinley Fire Video With Special Guest and Crew Boss Tom Smith Wildfires 2019

Live – McKinley Fire Morning Video With Special Guests and Crew Boss Tom Smith on Mop Up and Fireline Hazards

Acreage: 3,316  Containment: 78%   Personnel: 564   Start Date: 8/17/2019Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/McKinleyFireYoutube Firefighters have been helping Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) restore power and remove fire-damaged trees near power lines. They have made major progress this week are very close to having power fully restored. Slow, tedious mop up work continues as firefighters search for hot spots and extinguish them. They […]

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Swan Lake Fire – 08.30.19 – Operational Update Video

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McKinley Fire Morning Update: 08-30-19 Crews Vigilant for Ash Pits and Falling Trees

Update – Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. Norm McDonald, Incident Commander Acreage: 3,316  Containment: 78%   Personnel: 564   Start Date: 8/17/2019 Firefighters have been helping Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) restore power and remove fire-damaged trees near power lines. They have made major progress this week are very close to having power fully restored. Slow, tedious mop […]

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Caribou Lake Fire Update – August 30, 2019

This will be the last daily update for the Caribou Lake Fire unless significant activity occurs. Visit InciWeb for the latest information. The Caribou Lake Fire, located 25 miles northeast of Homer, Alaska, was first reported on August 19, 2019. A load of BLM Alaska Smokejumpers initially responded to the fire to protect the nearly […]

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Swan Lake Fire Map – 8.30.19

Good morning! Attached is today’s map for the Swan Lake Fire. The fire is currently 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished […]

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Live - McKinley Fire Video: Fire Crews Meet Therapy Dogs Before Shift

Live – McKinley Fire with Weather Update and Containment to 78% Aug 29 Evening Update

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/McKinleyFireYoutube Live – McKinley Fire 10:15pm evening update with special guest Incident Meteorologist Mark Loeffelbein with a complete weather update so that you know what we know. Fire crews continue to support MEA as they work to restore power to the remaining customers. Containment has again jumped to to 78% […]

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September 1 McKinley Fire Willow Community Meeting

September 1st McKinley Fire Willow Community Meeting

Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team will host a community meeting at Willow Elementary School on Sunday, September 1st, starting at 3:00PM. Following an update on the McKinley Fire, Incident Commander Norm McDonald will introduce Rocky Mountain Interagency Management Team as they prepare to take over management of the fire. Please join us for this important […]

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