Operations on the Pike Creek/Koktuli River Fires wrapping up

Lime Complex Daily Update

July 20, 2022

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 112 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. 

A picture of fire hoses stacked in front of a red shed. Showing grass and trees in the background.
Sleetmute backhaul

Containment: 56%

Staffed Fires in the Complex

Door Mountain (114,294 acres)

Koktuli River/Pike Creek (293,970 acres)

Over the entire fire area, weather conditions permitted the use of aircraft for operational and logistical flights.

In the Iliamna area, crews conducted backhaul operations and equipment consolidation from around the entire area. Suppression equipment was completely removed from the Mulchatna Lodge. If the weather permits the required flights, it is possible that personnel will be able to finalize operations in the Iliamna area within one to two days.

Crews near Lime Village worked yesterday and were able to pull all structure protection equipment from the community and communities along the river. There are still some items that were unable to be recovered due to the river levels rising. Those items were marked and will be recovered when conditions permit.

Firefighters near Sleetmute were able to gain access to Red Devil and Kuskokwin River and conduct some backhaul operations. Some supplies were unable to be accessed for backhauling due to environmental changes and will be backhauled at a later date when possible.

Weather: Periods of rain. Otherwise, mostly cloudy to cloudy (CWR 60%). Wind south to southeast 12 to 17 mph, with gusts 20 to 25 mph. Highs in the 50s. Minimum relative humidity 65 to 75%.

Information map for the Lime Complex showing the estimated perimeters of the fires in the complex.
Lime Complex Information 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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