Recent weather conditions continue to provide opportunities for firefighters to obtain further completion of structure and allotment protection on the Slathtouka (#431) & Mission (#566) Fires.
Slathtouka Fire (#431): located approximately 18 miles southwest of Alatna and Allakaket on the east side of the Koyukuk River and about 6 miles below the confluence of the Koyukuk and Kanuti (Old Man River) rivers. The fire remains at 9,927 acres, with no fire growth from yesterday. Structure and allotment protection efforts are now 50% complete. Firefighters continue to clear out brush and install pumps, hoses and sprinkler systems on allotments along the Koyukuk River and at the confluence where the river meets the Kanuti River. Crews continue to monitor the fire area and are looking for hotspots and identifying potential opportunities for structure protection projects, where needed.
The Mission Fire (#566): located roughly 7 miles northwest of the town of Tanana. Air tankers were able to help secure previously constructed fireline by lining with retardant on Monday. A 20-person hand crew from Tanana to the fire Monday to assist the remaining smokejumpers in securing the fire’s edge and extinguish hotspots within the fire perimeter. Firefighters will continue these efforts until structure and allotment protection objectives are met.
For questions about the Slathtouka or Mission Fire, contact the Alaska Joint Information Center at 907-356-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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