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Shovel Creek Fire July 24 8am Update: Teams Transition as Fire Intensity Decreases

Watch videos and fire footage at the Shovel Creek Fire YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 54%       Personnel: 366    Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team will officially be transitioning to Brabender’s Type 3 Incident Management Team at 6:00 p.m. IMT 6 is making preparations for a smooth […]

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All Evacuation Notices Lifted for Shovel Creek Fire Area

The Fairbanks North Star Borough has lifted the Level 1 (Ready) evacuation notices for MARTIN, PERFECT PERCH, and MCCLOUD Subdivisions. There are NO evacuation notices in place for the Shovel Creek Fire area at this time. Call (907-347-6801) if you have any questions. Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 54%       Personnel: 384    Start Date: June […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 23 8am Update: Active Fire Interior to Perimeter as Repair and Mop-up Progresses

Watch videos and fire footage at the Shovel Creek Fire YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 54%       Personnel: 384    Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning Improvements to the fire area progressed yesterday as Northern Rockies Incident Management Team crews continued rehab and repair work and clean-up operations.  Fire crews used excavators to […]

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July 22 Shovel Creek Fire: 19 Tons of Aerial Backhauling

If you prefer you can watch this video on  YouTube. To watch fireline and aerial footage of the fire subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Helicopter crews managed to haul 38,000 pounds of hoses, pipes, generators and other structure protection equipment no longer needed on the Shovel Creek Fire line. Air Operations Branch Director Nate Alexander explains how […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 22 8am Update: Over 38,000 lbs of fire equipment backhauled from the fire line.

Watch videos and fire footage at the Shovel Creek Fire YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 51%       Personnel: 412    Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team continues to focus on backhauling equipment and completing repair on the fire lines. Crews removed almost all hose on the perimeter […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 21 8am Update: Suppression Repair Efforts Increase as Fire Danger Decreases

Watch videos and fire footage at the Shovel Creek Fire YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 51%       Personnel: 477    Start Date: June 21, 2019        Cause: Lightning Helicopter crews teamed up with firefighters and removed 9,000 pounds of equipment, such as hoses, pumps, and sprinklers, which are no longer needed on containment lines. […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 20, 2019: Briefing Highlights from the Front Row

If you prefer you can watch this video on  YouTube. To watch fireline and aerial footage of the fire subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 50%       Personnel: 506       Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning Crews made significant progress on containment lines yesterday. The western, southern and eastern fire lines have been contained […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 20 8am Update: Slow and Steady, Safe and Sure, Crews continue progress

Watch videos and fire footage at the Shovel Creek Fire YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Current Statistics: Size: 21,309 acres      Containment: 50%       Personnel: 506    Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning Crews made significant progress on containment lines yesterday. The western, southern and eastern fire lines have been contained and fire hose continues to be removed from these […]

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July 19 Shovel Creek Fire: How Outflow Boundary Winds Affect Firefighting Efforts

If you prefer to watch on YouTube click here: Subscribe to the Shovel Creek Fire Videos Channel For Insider Aerial and Fireline Videos – Channel https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M #ShovelCreekFire Incident Meteorologist Mike Ottenweiler shares animation showing how storms can cause sudden wind shifts on the fire line. Shovel Creek Fire Information Fire Information: 907-347-6801 Email: 2019.ShovelCreek@firenet.gov Shovel Creek Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6400/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry/ Web: www.akfireinfo.com YouTube […]

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Shovel Creek Fire July 19th Briefing Highlights from the Front Row

 If you prefer you can watch this video on  YouTube. To watch fireline and aerial footage of the fire subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2L4Qc7M Size: 21,298 acres      Containment: 50%       Personnel: 470    Start Date: June 21, 2019       Cause: Lightning Crews continue to make steady progress towards containing the Shovel Creek Fire.  Progress was especially strong along the southern […]

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