Yukon Flats Set to Break Record for Consecutive Red Flag Warnings for Lightning

Red Flag warnings for lightning have been extended through Sunday night for the Upper Yukon Zone tying the current record set during the 2015 fire season. 1,300 new strikes were reported yesterday but precipitation accompanied many of the storms which suppressed any reports of new starts. Firefighters will be watching for new starts in the coming days as a result of these storms.

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

Biederman Fire (#458) – Firefighters completed their planned burn operation successfully last night with about 200 feet of depth. The fire remains very active. Today they will continue to mop up and improve the line. A boat operated by the National Park Service based out of Eagle, AK, that is assigned to the incident, continues to help move firefighters and equipment around the fire.

Bearman Fire (#444) – With structure protection in place, firefighters are focusing on cutting along allotment lines and putting hoselines in place. This work will continue for 2-3 more days. The fire remains just under 200 acres with 39 personnel assigned. An incident management organization is in place in Fort Yukon to coordinate resources and oversee the incident.

Brown Grass (#461) – This 7 acre fire has been fully contained by smokejumpers who responded to the fire. Firefighters are anticipated to be moved later today to another priority fire in the area.

Schilling Creek Fire (#294)/ North Fork (#340) – Cascade Hotshots completed a burn operation around cabins on Flat Creek and are mopping up today. On the East end of the fire, crews are also continuing to remove vegetation around the allotment boundaries. Work is anticipated to be completed on Sunday and firefighters released to other priority fires.

Map of the Schilling Creek Fire (#296) and North Fork Fire (#340) on July 9, 2022.

Goose Fire (#395)/ Belle(#398) – Fire activity increased yesterday as the fire grew to the North and East. Firefighters are completing lines around the perimeter of the allotments and hose lays are in place. Crews will be closely monitoring fire activity and weather for any opportunity to shift for a more aggressive strategy directly on the fireline.

Map of the Goose Fire (#395) and Belle Fire (#398) on July 9, 2022

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