Recent weather conditions continue to limit spread for fires within the Paradise Complex, resulting in no change in growth from yesterday. The fire received a quarter inch of rain yesterday and remains at 276,703 acres with 38% completion of structure protection efforts. Firefighters are taking advantage of the recent precipitation and minimal fire activity, making good progress toward completing objectives. Structure protection remains the focus and many areas where structures or allotments exist around Lake Minchumina and nearby communities. Other areas within the Complex also continue to be monitored as weather permits. Aircraft are also being utilized as visibility and conditions allow.
Hog Butte Fire (#185): The fire was detected June 5 and is located 21 miles southwest of Lake Minchumina. The current size is estimated at 206,061 acres. The lightning-caused fire is burning in predominately black spruce mixed with hardwoods and tundra. The fire continues to smolder; however, no fire growth has been reported at this time.
Snohomish Fire (#225): The lightning-caused fire was discovered June 7 and is approximately 8 miles west of Lake Minchumina. There was no fire growth from yesterday and remains at 37,836 total acres.
Leaf Fire (#385): The fire was detected June 26 and is burning to the west of the Hog Butte Fire. The fire grew 9 acres from yesterday to total 11,134 acres. Fire resources are also engaged in structure protection to the west of the fire.
American Fire (#504): The lightning-caused fire was discovered July 6. With no change from yesterday, the fire remains at 9,827 acres and continues to smolder in tundra.
Sischu Fire (#507): The lightning-caused fire was discovered July 7 and located near the Sischu Mountains. The fire remains at 8,879 acres and continues to smolder with no growth from yesterday.
Starr Fire (#508): This fire is located in the northwestern corner of the North Preserve portion of Denali National Park and Preserve. It was started by lightning and discovered July 7. The fire remains at 205 acres and continues to smolder with no growth from yesterday.
Bear Paw Fire (#510): The fire was discovered July 7 and is estimated at 2,752 acres. The fire is burning in tundra and scattered black spruce on flat terrain.
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