Increased fire activity on the Camp Creek Fire due to dry conditions and increased wind

Fire activity increased on the Camp Creek Fire on Sunday due to dry, burnable vegetation and increased wind. The southern portion of the Poorman Complex experienced wind gusts of up to 23 mph from the southwest resulting in moderate growth on the Camp Creek Fire and the Donut Fire.

  • Camp Creek Fire (#352): Current estimated acreage is 18,824. Baker River Hotshots continue structure preparation around multiple cabins in the Poorman Road area about 15 miles from the fire. The crew identified additional structures in the area that were previously unknown and will begin structure preparation around them as well. Structure preparation includes clearing nearby vegetation, installing pumps and hoses and a sprinkler system that can be turned on around buildings as the fire nears, and identifying any hazards around those structures. Hazards may include hazardous materials near the structure, a pile of firewood, or a snag tree
  • Donut Fire (#335): Current estimated acreage is 48,981. Structure protection was completed around the nearest cabin, along the fire’s edge. Moderate fire activity observed with smoldering along the northeast side.
  • Sunset Fire (#369): Current estimated acreage remains at 3,002. This fire is still in monitor status with minimal fire activity expected. The fire ran into natural barriers with a bog on the east side, a creek along the west side, and the Yukon River to the south.   

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Smoke column along forested landscape taken from a helicopter
Camp Creek Fire on July 10, 2022 during reconnaissance flight. Southern Area Gray Team Photo

Categories: Active Wildland Fire, AK Fire Info, Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF), BLM Alaska Fire Service

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