Take a closer look at how fireline and hose lays look once constructed and completed. This field report from Tuesday brings you right to the Loon Lake Fire 10 miles northeast of Sterling, Alaska. Containment of this 102 acre fire is currently 70% and increasing daily. The Gannett Glacier Fire Crew and UAF Wildland Fire Crew continue to walk from the fireline deeper into the burned area with hand tools and hoses to search for and put out any areas of heat.
These crews are camping out near the fireline and are cooking simple fresh meals. Trash is a concern with the possibility of interactions with bears or other wildlife, so crews prepare their trash after each meal and load it onto the helicopters as they transport personnel, fuel and gear to the fireline. We appreciate all of the support and pass it on to the men and women securing the fireline.