(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Incident Commander, Ed Sanford, will hold a community meeting outdoors at the Haystack Mountain Laundry and Showers (5001 Haystack Drive) at 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 22. The intent of the meeting is to present information about operations for Haystack Fire (#196), identify community concerns that may influence objectives and strategies. Members of the incident management team and agency representatives will be available to answer questions.
Approximately one-half inch of rain fell on the fire from the weather front moving through the area, continuing to reduce potential for an increase fire activity today. More rain is forecast for today, but the area is expected to see warmer weather at the end of this week, with long hours of sunlight to dry forest fuels and increase visible smoke.
Firefighters constructed another 2 miles of saw lines with hose-lays along the steep slopes on the east side of the fire. Crews continue to find and cool hot spots burning up to 12 inches deep into the forest floor. Engines remain stationed in the Haystack Subdivision to evaluate wildfire risks to homes and recommend actions to reduce hazards.
The Moose Creek Cabin in the White Mountains National Recreation Area is closed due to proximity to the fire. The Bureau of Land Management will continue to monitor the fire status and resume reservations when firefighting efforts in the area are reduced.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations encourages residents to sign up for wildland fire information alerts issued by the borough by texting “FNSB2021Wildfire” to 226-787.
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire and some of the surrounding area to provide a safe operating environment for firefighting aircraft. Go to https://tfr.faa.gov for more information.
Public Information: (907) 931- 8113 Email: 2021.Haystack@firenet.gov
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