(Clear, Alaska) – The Clear Fire is located 8.5 miles west of Anderson, Alaska. The fire has burned 9,552 acres and is 7 percent contained at this time. Monday’s shifting winds nudged the fire to the south and east toward the Kobe Ag, Anderson (not city) and Quote Subdivisions. Crews continue to make progress despite access and logistical challenges in many areas of the fire. All evacuation notices remain in effect.
A community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Fire Hall and on Facebook Live at: https://fb.me/e/2JMpvI4DJ . Fire managers will provide information on the current situation for the Clear Fire.
Yesterday, hand crews held and improved containment lines along the Teklanika River at the fire’s northern edge. To the northeast, the fire continued to smolder while crews scouted for opportunities to build fireline. In and around the City of Anderson, fuels reduction and assessment of structures were conducted. Firefighters also reinforced containment lines west of the city. Fire activity increased in the southeast portion of the fire, sending up a smoke column visible to the public. Crews working in this area have nearly completed improvements to the dozer lines near the Kobe Ag, Anderson and Quota Subdivisions. Along the western perimeter, firefighters scouted for opportunities to build containment line.
Cooler conditions are expected with the arrival of a low-pressure system. Fire managers plan to resume air operations with a helicopter delivering vital supplies and equipment to firefighters in otherwise-inaccessible areas of the fire.
Ready: All areas including the City of Anderson, Clear, and Clear Space Force Station
Set: All cabins along the Teklanika River that are between two and five miles of the current fire perimeter
GO: All structures southwest of the Kobe Ag area accessed by the “Winter Trail:” Sections 21, 22 and 28, approximately 7 miles west of the Nenana River. Anderson Subdivision, Kobe Ag. Subdivision, Quota Subdivision, all cabins along the Teklanika River that are within two miles of the current fire perimeter.
“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.
Sheltering or evacuation-related information: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330, see the Borough’s Facebook page or visit: denaliborough.org.
All other fire information: Clear Fire Information, (907) 290-2921; Alaska Fire Information, (907) 356-5511; akfireinfo.com, and on the Alaska Division of Forestry and BLM Alaska Fire Service Facebook pages.
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