Middle Tanana Complex grows with 3 more fires

The Gold Hub (#455), Gilles Creek (#460) and California Creek (#472) were added to the Middle Tanana Complex, bringing the complex to a total of nine fires outside Delta Junction.  The Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team, Mike Almas Incident Commander, are being in briefed today and will assume command tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Aerial and ground suppression efforts were conducted with smokejumpers, air tankers, helicopters and scoopers. Requests for additional resources are underway.

Gold Hub Fire (#455): Fire is roughly 1,000 acres and is burning in the Shaw Creek drainage 14 air miles northeast of Quartz Lake. The fire is burning upslope through black spruce crossing Pogo Mine Road.

Gilles Creek (#460): Fire was estimated at 3 acres and burning in black spruce on ridge tops above Gilles Creek. The fire is located roughly 12 air miles northeast of the Richardson Highway.

Central Creek Airstrip (#295): Fire remains moderately active with minimal spread upslope and into pockets of Spruce along Goodpaster River.

Yukon Creek Fire (#296): Fire increased to 1,202 acres.

Porcupine Creek Fire (#375): Fire was estimated at 11,100 acres

Marshall Mountain Fire (#420): The fire is moderately active at less than 1 acre and is not expected to pose a threat at this time.

South Fork Fire (#427): Fire has a few hot spots but has been slowed by an old burn scar. Crews will continue to monitor the fire activity.

Central Creek Fire (#437): Fire is fairly active and spreading. Air tanker suppression efforts are expected.

California Creek Fire (#472): A helicopter spotted the 30-acre fire July 4. The fire is not expected to pose any threat.

Further fire updates for the Middle Tanana Complex will be released when available.

Categories: Active Wildland Fire, Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF)

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