Rain plays a role in Lime Complex today

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 115 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 and are ready to respond if needed to protect values at risk.

Containment: 56%

Staffed Fires in the Complex

Door Mountain (114,294 acres)

Koktuli River/Pike Creek (293,970 acres)

Crews in the northern section of the complex continue to pull and backhaul equipment near Lime Village and cabins down the Kuskokwin River corridor utilizing boats. Firefighters continue repair work due to fire suppression activities. Personnel continue to monitor any changes within the Lime Village burnout and mop up as needed. These operations are expected to take three to four days

In the southern portion of the complex near Iliamna crews are pulling, backhauling equipment, and conducting repair work while preparing for opportunities to conduct backhaul missions near previously at risk values when weather permits.

Recent widespread rainfall has limited fire activity and is expected to continue over the next few days.

Moose walking across the Aniak Forward Operating Base
Moose move through the Aniak Foward Operating Base.

Weather: Mostly cloudy to cloudy with times of showers (Chance of wetting rain 40%). Winds south to southwest 6 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 16 mph. Highs in the 50s. Minimum relative humidity 65-75%.

July 19 Lime Complex Map

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

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

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