Moderate activity on the Clear Fire

Today’s date: June 23, 2022

STATS: 1,931 acres

Location: 6.5 miles northwest of the City of Anderson

Personnel: 90

Start Date: June 21, 2022

Cause: Natural, Lightning

Fuels: A mix of tundra, brush, hardwoods, and black spruce

Clear, Alaska. – Fire activity on the Clear Fire (#346) yesterday was moderate with some growth to the south and east areas of the fire. Two crews conducted direct attack operations on the left flank, and two crews have begun laying hoselays around cabins along the Teklanika River as part of a point protection strategy.

Today’s weather is expected to be similar to yesterday. Fire behavior is strongly influenced by weather patterns including temperature, humidity, and of course high winds which can increase rates of spread. Cloud cover reduces the amount of radiant heat that reaches the ground, which allows firefighters a better opportunity to gain traction. Temperatures are expected to be warmer starting on Friday.

Clear Fire (#346) Incident Commander Zane Brown gives a briefing on fire conditions. (photo by Bud Sexton, PIO, Alaska Division of Forestry)

Four firefighting crews on the ground yesterday were assisted by two retardant tankers, 10 fire bosses, two helicopters, two boats plus support personnel. Crews will be visible in the City of Anderson while performing assessments of structures and terrain.

The Denali Borough and the City of Anderson will be using the “Ready, Set, GO” format for any notices or evacuations during fire operations. “Ready” means you should work to prepare your property by creating defensible space. “Set” means you should prepare a “go kit” and include items such as prescription medications, emergency supplies, and important documents. Residents should have an action plan, and make sure you are familiar with your local emergency notification system. “GO” means you should grab your “go kit” and leave immediately.

For the Clear Fire (#346), fire management operations have made the following recommendations to the Denali Borough and the City of Anderson under the “Ready, Set, GO” format:

Ready: All areas including the City of Anderson, Clear, Clear SFS, Anderson subdivision, and the Kobe Ag subdivision.

Set: All cabins along the Teklanika River that are between two and five miles of the current fire perimeter

GO: All cabins along the Teklanika River that are within two miles of the current fire perimeter

Fire Information Contacts: Clear Fire Information, 907-356-5511;, and on the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook pages.

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