Size: 73,284 | Completion: 91% | Personnel: 52 | Cause: Natural, lightning
The total acreage of the Clear Fire (#346) has increased a little over 1,000 acres to 73,284. The geographic information section has been able to better map the burned areas of the fire. There has been no new growth of the fire in several days as cooler, wetter weather has greatly moderated fire behavior. Interior pockets of unburned vegetation may continue to burn off as smoldering areas of heat find the right conditions. These will produce smoke but are in no position to challenge containment lines. The fire’s perimeter will continue to be patrolled and monitored.
A repeater station will be retrieved today, Sunday, that has provided a radio link for communications across the fire’s area. This will be one of the last helicopter missions for the fire. The Temporary Flight Restriction that has been in place for several weeks to keep the airspace safe for firefighting aircraft has been rescinded.
Division of Forestry and Fire Protection Type 2 White Mountain Initial Attack Crew is addressing the final details of clean up of Incident Command Post, fire camp and helibase. Repair of damages due to suppression efforts in the Kobe Ag and Anderson subdivisions are complete after working with property owners. A contingent of heavy equipment operators and Fairbanks Area Forestry firefighters supporting them will continue road repair and grading as the weather allows. All trash and equipment is being removed from the fire area.
Cooler, wetter weather is forecast into next week. Showers will linger Sunday, increase overnight and continue Monday. Temperatures during the day will be in 50s and dropping into the 30s overnight through Wednesday.
Fire Loss & Suppression Repair: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330
Fire Information: akfireinfo.com
Phone: (907) 356-5511