This will be the final update from Northern Rockies Team 1. Zane Brown’s Type 3 team will assume command of the fire tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
“We appreciate the support from communities affected by the Clear Fire. The safety of our firefighters and the public is, first and foremost, our highest priority. Your cooperation in meeting that objective was instrumental,” said Mark Goeller, Northern Rockies Team 1 Incident Commander.
Summary: Yesterday, helicopters completed the backhaul of equipment from the north portion of the fire. Patrol, mop up and equipment backhaul will continue across the east section of the fire.
The Pioneer Peak Hotshot crew will scout for opportunities to improve and extend firelines along the fire’s southern edge.
Most of the resources assigned to the incident are patrolling control lines and completing the remaining fire suppression repair work on the east flank of the fire.
Creeping and smoldering fire behavior within isolated interior fuel pockets could produce visible smoke across the fire area today. Aerial and ground resources will patrol the fire for undetected hotspots.
Weather: It will be partly cloudy today with warmer temperatures reaching a high of 67F, relative humidity at 38%, mild west winds at five mph, and no chance of wetting rain.
The Temporary Flight Restriction remains in place over the fire area. All non-mission aircraft and drones must avoid the area outlined in the TFR for the safety of aircraft supporting the Clear Fire and firefighters on the ground. Go to https://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html to stay informed of any modifications to the TFR
Sheltering & Evacuations: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330, visit denaliborough.org or follow www.facebook.com/denali.borough
Fire Loss & Suppression Repair: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330
Other Fire Information: Alaska Fire Information, (907) 356-5511; akfireinfo.com, and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry and www.facebook.com/BLMAFS
Categories: Active Wildland Fire, AK Fire Info, Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry (DOF)