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Swan Lake Fire Operations Update July 23, 2019

Rain Forecast at Swan Lake Fire

PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY, 6 PM COOPER LANDING SCHOOL – 19030 BEAN CREEK ROAD Daily Update for July 23 YESTERDAY: Moderate growth and fire activity was observed in the Thurman and Mystery Creek drainages. Occasional tree torching was seen in areas that received no precipitation. The 200 acres increase in growth was due to the fire […]

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Moose at helipad, Photo by Cody Lambert, Supply Manager, Swan Lake Fire, Sterling, AK

Suppression repair and clean-up in full swing at Swan Lake Fire

Daily Update for July 22 YESTERDAY: Fire crews continued making progress completing fire suppression objectives and no substantial growth has occurred on the fire in three days. Crews removed hoses and water pumps where there was a reduced threat of the fire compromising the containment line. Helispots around the fire area were repaired by scattering […]

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Update July 21, 2019

Swan Lake Fire Operational Update July 21, 2019

Operations Sections Chiefs Hans Smith and Joe Alyea provide detailed operational updates about the ongoing work on the Swan Lake Fire. Also hear from the Eastern Area IMT Incident Commander Brian Pisarek. Open Fire Restrictions Interactive Map Smoke Outlook July 21

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Suppression Repair

Rain at Swan Lake Fire Reduces Fire Activity

YESTERDAY: Northeastern portions of the fire in the Chickaloon Creek drainage received a significant amount of rain as thunderstorms moved across the fire area. Mystery Creek drainage and Upper Jean Lake in the southeastern corner of the fire did not receive the precipitation; smoke was visible from these locations into the evening hours. Secondary containment […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Attached Daily Update and Smoke Outlook for 7-19-19

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Firefighters add protection wrapping around the historic Harry Johnson cabin on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Swan Lake Fire Activity Expected to Increase as Weather Warms

Firefighters completed protection efforts at the historic Harry Johnson cabin located north of the fire perimeter.

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Aviators Urged To Obey Temporary Flight Restrictions Over Swan Lake Fire to Prevent Aviation Accidents and Allow Effective Fire Suppression Efforts

The Eastern Area Incident Management Team managing the Swan Lake Fire is urging all aviators who are planning to fly over or near the Kenai Peninsula to obey the temporary flight restrictions (TFR) (NOTAM: 9/0573) in order to prevent accidents and allow fire air operations to provide effective suppression efforts in support of firefighters. The […]

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Swan Lake Fire Prepares as Warmer Weather Arrives

YESTERDAY: Fire behavior was moderate. The east flank of the fire continued to smolder in the Chickaloon, Thurman, and Mystery Creek drainages with minimal spread. The west flank of the fire has been checked by a wet marshy area. TODAY: Firefighters will continue working on the east flank of the fire. Air operations will continue […]

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Crews Working to Slow Fire Spread in Drainage Areas Along East Flank of Swan Lake Fire

YESTERDAY: The Eastern AreaIncident Management Team Type 2 assumed command of the Swan Lake Fire at 8:00 a.m.  Minimal fire spread was observed with limited interior smoldering and isolated torching. TODAY: Firefighters will continue working on the east flank of the fire.  The Chickaloon, Thurman, and Mystery Creek drainages are expected to have little growth […]

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Minimal Rain Received on Swan Lake Fire; New Team Assumes Command

The Eastern Area Incident Management Team Type 2 assumed command of the Swan Lake Fire at 8:00 a.m. today.  Minimal fire spread was observed again yesterday with limited interior smoldering and isolated torching.  The east flank of the fire continues to smolder in the Chickaloon River, Thurman Creek, and Mystery Creek drainages with little growth […]

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