Crews continue to take advantage of the nice weather across the fire complex. Since Tuesday, fire managers were able to obtain more accurate data, resulting in a slight increase in acres burned totaling 278,222 acres for the entire complex of seven fires. Firefighters continue to work toward competing structure protection activities in communities around Lake Michumina and on isolated structures located in the northern area of the lake. On the eastern side of the complex, crews are pulling out unneeded equipment from the Starr Fire (#508) to consolidate loads for removal by air resources. are wrapping up structure protection efforts west of the Leaf Fire (#385) and will leave the area today. Fire managers continue to monitor fires within the complex via helicopter throughout the remaining duration of the incident to keep eyes on fire activity and ensure structure protection objectives are fully achieved.
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 nine 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 Denali National Park and Preserve. It was lightning-caused fire was discovered July 7. The fire remains at 205 acres and continues to smolder with no fire growth.
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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