Progress is being made as firefighters improve their saw line around the 65-acre Aggie Creek Fire (#284). Hotshot crews increased their saw line width to 30 feet and have a 10-foot-wide area mopped up around the fire. They have confidence 20% of their perimeter will contain any further spread of the fire.
Fire activity has moderated considerably with recent rains. Firefighters’ objective is to mop up a 300-foot-wide area from the fire’s edge into the burned area. The width of their mopped-up area may vary depending on terrain, fuel type and fire behavior. This fire will be extinguished with no heat or smoke remaining.
The spots created by the fire during its initial run have a saw line and hose lay around each of them. Crews today are mopping up the spots and searching for areas still holding heat. These spots will also be extinguished.
The nearby Aggie Creek 2 Fire (#291) is out after the Fairbanks 1 Crew did a final grid yesterday and found no heat or smoke. They have demobilized from the fire and will refurbish their equipment, take time off and return ready for initial attack of new fires.
Categories: Active Wildland Fire, AK Fire Info, Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF)