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9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size:167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 147 Current Status: Yesterday, crews removed hazard trees, chipping them where possible, and worked on suppression repair along Skilak […]

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9/23/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 173 Transfer of Command: The Northern Rockies Team 4 will be transitioning with a Type 3 organization and transfer of command is planned for Sept. 24 at 8:00 a.m. […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Residual fire-related hazards in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

The video below provides a ground level view of hazards within the perimeter of the Swan Lake Fire. Concern for public safety continues to necessitate area closures. Caution is urged when traveling on roads within the fire area. Hazards include ash pits and fire-weakened trees, which my fall in little or no wind – Stay […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet & Public Information Map – 9/22/19 – 9:30 AM

SwanLakeFire Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 68% Personnel: 221 Current Status: Over the course of the past several days fire crews have been completing fire suppression repair work in various locations along the western, southern, and […]

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Swan Lake Fire, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Flyover, 9/14/2019

This video, shot during a flight over the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, shows a mosaic of varying degrees of burn intensity after the Swan Lake Fire passed through. While fire activity is now low, concern for public safety due to residual hazards, such as ash pits and fire-weakened trees, has prompted the need for continued […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map – 9/21/19 – 10:00 AM

SwanLakeFire Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 68% Personnel: 232 Current Status: Yesterday, crews continued to work on suppression repair and equipment backhaul operations in several locations around the fire. Sections of the fire perimeter continued to […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet – 9/19/19 – 10:00

SwanLakeFire Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 57% Personnel: 265 ATTENTION: Fire weakened trees have been falling across roads and camping areas in and near the fire area due to winds. Campgrounds are closed due to these […]

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Skyline Trail remains closed due to fire-related hazards, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

#SwanLakeFire The Skyline Trail and connecting trails remain closed due to fire-weakened trees and ash pits that present a significant hazard to recreationalists. Conditions will be re-evaluated for safety, but extensive repair may be needed before reopening the trail. Please view this video showing hazards along the Skyline Trail and visit Inciweb for current information […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet – 9/18/19 – 11:15 AM

Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 48% Personnel: 254 ATTENTION: Fire weakened trees have been falling across roads in and near the fire area due to winds. Drivers on the roads need to watch for falling trees and may experience delays. Crews will clear trees […]

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Swan Lake Fire Update – September 17, 2019 – 7:45 PM

Yesterday, two helitack crew members, one bear guard, and an archaeologist flew to the Harry Johnson remote cabin to unwrap the fire protection wrap. The Harry Johnson cabin was built in 1926 by trapper Harry Johnson. There are a few of his cabins still standing on the peninsula, but this one is in fairly good […]

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