Koktuli and Pike Creek allotment assessments complete

Lime Complex Daily Update

July 15, 2022 – 9 a.m.

The Lime Complex consists of two staffed fires and sixteen unstaffed fires. The total size of the combined fires is 865,620 acres, and there are 126 resources assigned to the complex, an area covering 21 million acres. Each of these fires was caused by lightning. We continue to monitor unstaffed fires for growth and potential threats to identified values.  Resources are ready to respond to currently unstaffed fires in the event they begin to show increased fire activity.

Staffed Fires in the Complex

Door Mountain (114,294 acres)

Kuktuli River/Pike Creek (293,970 acres)

Firefighters have completed mop up 2,000 feet into the interior of the Lime Village burnout.  Minimal interior heat remains within the burnout perimeter. Crews will continue mop up as needed and will be pulling hose lays in areas that are no longer a threat to values.  Resources on the Kuktuli and Pike Creek fires have completed assessments of the allotments in the area and will begin back haul of equipment and supplies.

Weather/Fire behavior: An upper-level trough is expected to remain the dominant weather feature through the weekend into early next week with the chance of showers continuing. Skies will be mostly cloudy with winds from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Highs will be in the mid-60s with and relative humidity of 50-60%.

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the southern portion of the planning area near Lake Iliamna. Aerial water drops and logistical air support remain active in this area when smoke and weather allow for safe flying. Fire Boss planes are staged in McGrath and may be working out of waterways in the Iliamna and Lime Village areas. Helicopters and other aircraft providing support to firefighting resources on the ground will also be working in the area. Please avoid this airspace for public and firefighter safety. Rememberthe fire area is a no-fly zone for private dronesif you fly we can’t.

Unstaffed Fires in Monitor Status

Dummy Creek Fire (#247) ~ 179 acres; Cabin Creek Fire (#193) ~ 74 acres; Gagaryah River Fire (#197) ~ 38,910 acres; Kiknik Fire (245) ~ 45,734 acres; Maka Creek Fire (#207) ~ 2 acre; Nushagak River Fire (#189) ~ 10 acres; Stony River Fire (#198) ~ 40,419 acres; Telaquana River Fire (#216) ~ 7,791 acres; Titnuk Creek Fire (#246) ~ 53,291 acres; Upper Talarik (#205) ~ 9,133 acres; South Lime Lake Fire (#190)/Swift River Fire (#228 ~ 88,502; Door Creek Fire (#273) ~ 54,006 acres; Hook Creek Fire (#188) ~ 4,275; Aghaluk Mountain (#206) ~ 115,030

Fire Information: Phone: (907) 290-2699 | Email: 2022.limecomplex@firenet.gov | Facebook: facebook.com/AK.Forestry/ | Website: akfireinfo.com | Twitter: @AKforestry

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

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