Halfway Island Fire poses no current threat to mainland

A small fire has been burning on the Chugach National Forest since Friday evening, June 10, on Halfway Island, located 150 yards (450 feet) offshore from the Gull Rock trail west of Hope, Alaska. The island is approximately 2 acres and has no structures or values at risk.

The Halfway Island Fire is being managed as a “limited” fire management option as identified in the Chugach Land and Resource Management Plan and Alaska Interagency Fire Management Plan.  All actions will be commensurate with the associated values at risk and fire fighter safety. Weather and fuel conditions have moderated in the past week and there is no current or expected threat to the mainland.

Please do not attempt to access the island, an area closure will be issued by the Chugach National Forest. Visible smoke/haze across the Kenai and much of southcentral Alaska is coming from large fires in western Alaska and is unrelated.

Smoke from the Halfway Island Fire.

Categories: AK Fire Info

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