Continued Red Flag Warnings issued for the Upper Yukon Zone as Managers evaluate and shift firefighting resources.

The Upper Yukon Zone currently has 48 active fires with 132 personnel assigned to seven fires. Yesterday, 1100 lightning strikes were reported resulting in five new fires. Red Flag Warnings for lightning have been extended through Friday. Firefighters continue to evaluate each new start and allocate resources to protect lives and property.

BLM Alaska Fire Service Wildfire Update Upper Yukon Zone
Wildfire Update- Upper Yukon Zone

Wind River Fire (#465) – Firefighters have completed containment line and are mopping up around the perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue working and plan to remain on site through the next few days to monitor fire activity.

Schilling Creek Fire (#294) – Work has been completed around structures and crews are completing mop-up. Fire personnel are scouting areas East of Flat Creek to identify opportunities to construct handline ahead of the fire and plan to begin work in the coming days.

Map of the Schilling Creek Fire (#296) on July 6, 2022.

Bearman Fire (#444) – Minimal precipitation was received overnight. The fire remains at 150 acres with 33 personnel assigned. Firefighters continue to clear brush and vegetation around the cabins and allotments. An incident management organization is being developed to coordinate resources.

Map of the Bearman Fire (#444) on July 6, 2022

Goose Fire (#395) – Mendocino Hotshots continue to build handline and are prepping around structures and allotments. Crews plan to reinforce the handline with a hoselay in the coming days to secure the perimeter of the fire.

Pipe Fire (#408) – Hail and lightning were seen over the fire last night. No fire activity has been observed and the fire remains at 18 acres. Crews are working to relocate remaining equipment and supplies for reassignment to other fires.

Koness Fire (#339) – Fire activity is minimal and is within a limited protection zone. Firefighters and equipment are being relocated to Arctic Village today.

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