Minto Lakes Fire Update – June 28

Minto Lakes Fire Update

June 28, 2022 @ 12:00

The Minto Lakes Fire is continuing to advance in a northeastern direction through the Washington River Valley. In preparation of the fire potentially moving toward the Chatanika River Corridor, firefighters continue to prepare and assess structures. To the northeast of the fire, off of the Elliott Highway, dozers will begin opening old dozer lines from past fire contingency lines. Fire managers continue to strategize and look for potential control lines out in front of the fire.

As of last night, the fire is estimated to be 10,500 acres with growth being noted both in the Washington River drainage and on the southeast side of the fires edge, toward the end of Murphy Dome Road and boat launch.  

The Central Oregon Type 3 Fire Management team is in close contact with partnering agencies and will continue to keep the community updated. A type 1 or 2 team has been requested to take over the growing fire later in the week.

A community meeting is being  planned for Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00pm. The location will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.

Information on the Minto Lakes Fire can be found at

Evacuation information can be found at the Fairbanks North Star Borough website:

Receive FNSB Emergency Alerts via text message by texting: FNSBWildFire2022 to 67283

To learn more on Evacuation Levels:

Fairbanks North Star Borough Air Quality Information:

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