STATS: 3,000 acres
Location: 6.5 miles northwest of the City of Anderson
Start Date: June 21, 2022
Cause: Natural, Lightning
Fuels: A mix of tundra, brush, hardwoods, and black spruce
Clear, Alaska. – Warming temperatures led to an increase in fire activity today, causing the Clear Fire to grow and progress to the south. Denali Borough officials, under the advisement of fire managers, are this afternoon moving the following areas to the “Set” designation:
Set: Anderson Subdivision, Kobe Ag Subdivision, and Quota Subdivision
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, and Clear SFS.
Set: Anderson Subdivision, Kobe Ag Subdivision, Quota Subdivision, 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
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.
Additional aerial resources have been ordered to help slow the spread of the southern flank by directly attacking a stream-lined choke point south of the fire. Additional crew and equipment have been ordered to open a pre-existing dozer line north of the Kobe Ag Subdivision, Anderson Subdivision, and Quota Subdivision to add an additional barrier.
Crews will continue structure and Native allotment protection efforts and leave informational handouts at each cabin heading down the Teklanika River corridor. Firefighters will be working in the City of Anderson, Anderson Subdivision, Kobe Ag Subdivision, and Quota Subdivision performing assessments of structures and terrain in the area as part of our structure protection planning. They will begin to construct contingency lines to protect these areas.
Fire Information Contacts: Clear Fire Information 907-356-5511, Denali Borough Office 907-683-1330, akfireinfo.com, denaliborough.org, and on the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook pages.
Categories: AK Fire Info