A larger Type 2 team is arriving to assume management of Minto Lakes Fire

Community Meeting tonight – Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00pm

At the outdoor pavilion at the Ken Kunkle Community Center, 2645 Goldstream Road

Firefighting crews, equipment and logistical support are continuing to be assigned and arriving at the Incident Command Post for the Minto Lakes Fire. This evening a Type 2 Incident Command Team will be arriving in Fairbanks to begin shadowing the current Type 3 Incident Command Team. The Type 2 team brings a larger organization that will have the capacity to support the logistics and tactics needed on the Minto Lakes Fire.

Tuesday the Minto Lakes Fire continued to advance up the Washington Creek valley, fingering out and pushing up to the top of the ridgelines. The fire continues to burn in available timber and is working its way through the 2011 Hastings Fire burn scar. As of last night, the fire is estimated to be 14,200 acres.

Air resources are looking forward to more opportunities of clear air to fly and support firefighters on the ground. Yesterday scoopers took advantage of clean air and were able to work the most southern end of the fire.

As boats are available, the fire crews coming into the area will be transported up the Chatanika River Corridor to support preparing and assessing structures. To the northeast of the fire, west 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.

The Central Oregon Type 3 Fire Management team is in close contact with partnering agencies and will continue to keep the community updated.

Information on the Minto Lakes Fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8182/

Evacuation information can be found at the Fairbanks North Star Borough website: https://www.fnsb.gov

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

To learn more on Evacuation Levels: https://www.fnsb.gov/DocumentCenter/View/9917/2022-Wildland-Fire-Evacuation-Guidepdf

Fairbanks North Star Borough Air Quality Information: www.fnsb.gov/aq

Minto Lakes Fire Information: 2022.Mintolakes@firenet.gov

Minto Lakes Fire 6/28/22 above Washington Creek
Minto Lakes Fire Southern edge 6/28/22

Categories: AK Fire Info


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