Last day of Red Flag warnings across Upper Yukon Zone ends with 5,525 strikes

On the final day of a record setting stretch of red flag warnings for lightning 5,525 strikes were reported across the zone yesterday. With lower temperatures and higher humidities no new fires were reported. Fire Managers continue to focus on the 4 staffed fires.

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

Bearman Fire (#444) – The fire grew almost 300 acres yesterday doubling the footprint. Resources are focusing on protecting structures and allotments. An incident management organization is in place in Fort Yukon to coordinate resources and oversee the incident.

Biederman Fire (#458) – Fire activity remains low with dense fog and smoke laying over the fire last night. The 10 firefighters assigned to the incident will continue moping up for the next 3 days to insure that containment lines are secure. Some sections of fire resistant hardwoods will help to maintain containment within the existing footprint.

Map of staffed Upper Yukon Zone Fires on July 12, 2021

Schilling Creek Fire (#294)/ North Fork (#340) – Crews are continuing to thin and remove vegetation and place hose lines around allotments. Firefighters will be working on the remaining allotment and anticipate being complete in 4 days.

Goose Fire (#395)/ Belle(#398) – Firefighters completed installing hose lines and working around allotments. a few new structures in the area have been identified and will be surveyed today and evaluated to determine if protection is needed. Work is anticipated to continue through Wednesday before firefighters can be reassigned to other fires.

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