Red Flag warning extended for Lime Complex with continued presence of strong winds

July 01, 2022, 9:30 am
Flyover along the Koktuli River Fire from June 25th. Photo Credit to: Dane Smiggs Alaska Incident Management Team

The Lime Complex consists of eight staffed fires and ten unstaffed fires. The total size of the combined fires is 715,595 acres. There are 198 resources assigned to the complex. All of these fires are lightning caused. All unstaffed fires are monitored for growth and potential threats to identified values.  

Highlights: Red Flag conditions continue today, contributing to fire growth in some areas. An expected shift in wind direction and speed later today will impact firefighting efforts as fire activity increases and aerial resources may be unable to fly. Resources are engaged in structure protection near values at risk as well as evaluating opportunities to slow fire spread with line construction and aerial resources.  

Weather: A Red Flag warning will remain in effect for the entire fire complex through Friday night. Winds are expected to remain through the morning hours on Friday and then pick up again Friday afternoon with similar speeds to those observed on Thursday. Temperatures and relative humidity values will moderate on Friday with minimum RH values 40-50% and maximum temperatures in the 60s. 

Lime Complex Southwest Alaska Wildfire Update with Operations Chief Abe Davis for July 1st.

Staffed Fires in the Complex 

North Point Protection Group consists of the South Lime Lake Fire (#190)/Swift River Fire (#228), Door Mountain Fire (#244), Door Creek Fire (#273) and the Hook Creek Fire (#188) – 149,023 combined acres. Defensive firing operations to protect structures north of Fire #228 were conducted while conditions were favorable, and firefighters are mopping up the area today. Crews continue to engage in pre-treating areas ahead of fire growth to slow spread and defend values at risk in the Lyman and the Lime Village areas, as well as near Stony River, Trout Lake and Tundra Lake.  

Pike Creek (#239)/Koktuli River (#240) – 258,693 combined acres, Lightning start. The fire is 35 miles north of Iguigig. Several fingers of continuous fuel having been burning together and producing more smoke in the area, which impacts firefighting efforts as aerial resources are unable to fly and visibility is reduced. Firefighters are working to secure structures with sprinklers and hose lays, as well as slowing fire growth with water drops along the Mulchatna River.  

Aghaluk Mountain (#206) – 116,342 acres, Lightning start, point protection and structure protection are ongoing. The fire remains 51 miles east of Aniak. Resources from this fire are providing support to fire #228 as well as planning for future threats in the area.  

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the southern portion of the planning area near Lake Iliamna. Aerial water drops and logistical air support remain active in this area as long as smoke and weather allow for safe flying. Fire Boss planes are working out of Lake Iliamna, as well as helicopters and other aircraft providing support to firefighting resources on the ground. Please avoid this airspace for public and firefighter safety.  

July 1st map for Lime Complex
Unstaffed Fires

Dummy Creek Fire (#247) ~ 178 acres; Cabin Creek Fire (#193) ~ 74 acres; Gagaryah River Fire (#197) ~ 38,184 acres; Kiknik Fire (245) ~ 45,734 acres; Maka Creek Fire (#207) ~ 1 acre; Nushagak River Fire (#189) ~ 10 acres; Stony River Fire (#198) ~ 38,243 acres; Telaquana River Fire (#216) ~ 7,791 acres; Titnuk Creek Fire (#246) ~ 53,291 acres; Upper Talarik (#205) ~ 8,030 acres 

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