The Update for the Clear Fire – July 31, 2022
Size: 72,191 | Completion: 77% | Personnel: 117 | Cause: Natural, lightning
An additional crew of Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters is reporting Sunday to the Clear Fire. White Mountain Type 2 Initial Attack crew will work on the southern end of the fire. Along with DOF Pioneer Peak Hotshots and the Gannet Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack crew, their efforts will focus on addressing the hot spots along the fire’s edge. In addition to those cold trailing activities, today’s objectives will include the continuation of removing fuel along the fire perimeter.
“Crews will focus their efforts on making sure that the fire will not progress past the containment lines,” said Andres Orozco, DOF Type 3 team Incident Commander trainee. “To do this, they are creating black, cold areas 50 to 300 feet into the interior of the fire.” He continued, “Saw crews are continuing to fell trees back into the burned areas along the fire’s edge in an effort to remove additional fuel.”
An Infrared (IR) flight is scheduled in the coming days to further detect any remaining heat on the fire.
Weather forecasts for the next 72 hours are calling for cooler and wetter conditions that will prevent an increase in fire activity.
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.
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: http://www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry and http://www.facebook.com/BLMAFS
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