Fire crews started to shift their focus on certain areas of the complex to packing up and hauling out the equipment and supplies that were used for fire suppression and structure protection. The fire lines located near or adjacent to any structures are still monitored for any change in fire activity. Some wildland and structure protection equipment will remain in several locations and ready for use if fire activity increases. Holdover hot spots and pockets of heat in the ground continue are the main concerns, which could influence future fire activity if a warm and dry trend develops. The weather stations around the fire area reported a trace of rain however, higher humidity levels and cloudy conditions once again kept fire activity minimal. Overall dry conditions are forecasted through the weekend. A chance of rain showers is possible on Monday.
The seven fires total 193,766 acres with 248 people assigned. A slight increase in acreage was calculated based on a partial infrared flight. Fire crews are camped remotely near the larger fires as they work on fire suppression tasks and protect values at risk.
On the Tanana River Fire (#310), about 14 miles southeast of Manley Hot Springs and north of the Tanana River, firefighters patrolled and monitored the fire edge northwest and southwest of the Tolovana River. Firefighters continue to map remote structures to improve the database of known structures to assist with future operations. Crews established protection of approximately 58 structures and four Native allotments that could be impacted by the fire. This fire is 24,815 acres in size.
On the Bitzshitini Fire (#312), about 23 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs and south of the Tanana River, firefighters have completed protection measures for structures. Firefighters can re-engage in protecting these structures if fire weather returns to the region. The fire is unstaffed, in monitor status, and 69,360 acres in size.
On the Chitinana Fire (#315), firefighters patrol and monitor around cabins, other structures, and allotments within the fire area. This fire is south of the Tanana River about 21 miles southeast of Tanana and 24 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs. In the Mooseheart Lake area, firefighters are prepared to implement structure protection measures if fire activity increases. This fire is 99,071 acres in size.
The Hutlinana Fire (#327), north of the Tanana River roughly 10 miles east of Manley Hot Springs, remains at 90% containment and 407 acres. Crews are removing the equipment that is no longer needed on the fire. It is unstaffed and in monitor status.
The Rock Fire (#557), is located 6 miles north of Eureka and is 1 acre. It is unstaffed and in monitor status.
The Elephant Fire (#561), is located 6 miles northeast of Eureka and remains 110 acres in size. It is unstaffed and in monitor status.
The Cosna Bluff Fire (#564), is located 19 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs and remains 2 acres in size. It is unstaffed and in monitor status.
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