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Trout Lake and Juneau Lake Cabin Fly Over September 14, 2019

#SwanLakeFire A video taken during a reconnaissance flight over the Swan Lake Fire. As of 9/20/2019, closures remain in place over the fire area.  Please check with the Chugach National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/chugac… for current closure status.Link to closure information as of 9/21/2019:https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/…/relate…/pict20190820-171925-0.pdf

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Last Section of Kenai River to Reopen to Boaters Saturday 9/21/2019

#SwanLakeFire Last section of Kenai River to reopen to boaters The last section of the Kenai River closed during the Swan Lake fire will reopen for boating on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The southern channel of the Kenai River between River Mile 69.5 and 71.5 had been closed to support firefighting efforts, but recent rain […]

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9/20/19 – 11:00 Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet & Public Information Map

For Printable Version of Map Click Here Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 68% Personnel: 250     Current Status: Yesterday, fire crews worked along the southeastern side of the fire searching for hot spots, mopping up, and […]

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Kenai River, Upper Skilak Boat Ramp and Skilak Lake Road to reopen to boaters Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Swan Lake Fire

#SwanLakeFire September 16, 2019 Kenai River, Upper Skilak Boat Ramp and Skilak Lake Road to reopen to boaters Tuesday, Sept. 17 The portion of the Kenai River from Jims Landing to Skilak Lake will be reopened for boating at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Upper Skilak Boat Launch and Skilak Lake Road will also […]

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Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed 9/16/19 3:55 pm

#SwanLakeFire 9/16/19 3:55 p.m. Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed As of 12:01 a.m.Tuesday morning September 17, the Level 1 READY alert for all areas of Cooper is removed. The Northern Rockies Team 4 team managing the Swan Lake Fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has removed the […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed. 9/16/2019 3:55pm

#SwanLakeFire 9/16/19 3:55 p.m. Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed. As of 12:01 a.m.Tuesday morning September 17, the Level 1 READY alert for all areas of Cooper Landing is removed. The Northern Rockies Team 4 team managing the Swan Lake Fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has removed […]

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Video Update -September 16, 2019 11:00

#SwanLakeFire Community Meeting: A Community Meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm today, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at the Cooper Landing School, 19030 Bean Creek Road, Cooper Landing. Fire operations personnel and local agency representatives will be in attendance to provide updates regarding the fire and be available to answer questions following the updates.

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet 09/16/19 10:30

#SwanLakeFire Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size:      165,085 acres                           Containment: 48%             Personnel: 286 Community Meeting: A Community Meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm today, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at the Cooper Landing School, 19030 Bean Creek Road, Cooper Landing. Fire operations […]

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McKinley Fire Update: 09-12-19

Containment: 95% Personnel: 200 Acreage: 3,288   Start Date: 8/17/2019 Extreme caution and a high level of awareness is urged for residents within the fire perimeter.  Deep pockets of burning organic material called ashpits, along with fire weakened trees pose significant dangers to anyone inside the burn area. The bulk of remaining work is focused […]

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McKinley Fire – Morning Update, 9/8/2019

Acreage: 3,288  Containment: 95%   Personnel: 399  Start Date: 8/17/2019 Burn permit suspensions lifted for Mat-Su Borough today at noon! This does not apply to the Kenai area. Details can be found at http://dnr.alaska.gov Please respect private property boundaries when gathering firewood along the Parks Highway. Crews will continue to work around structures removing hazards […]

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