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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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Swan Lake Fire – Cooper Landing Structure Protection Contingency Line – September 17, 2019

Lincoln Chute, Structure Protection Group Supervisor for the Swan Lake Fire talks about the contingency line near Cooper Landing, Alaska.

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McKinley Fire ArcGIS Story Board Archive

McKinley Fire Overview Website: Archive of Maps, Videos Updates, Community Meetings and Photo Gallery

View the McKinley Fire ArcGIS Story Map and Archive by clicking here. While suppression repair and mop up continues on the McKinley Fire under the command of IC3 Zane Brown and IC3 trainee Bryan Quimby, we wanted to share with you two powerful tools that should help inform each and every viewer about the need […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Information Map – September 17, 2019 – 10:45 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: 259 Current Status: The change in fire size is again due to acreage of previously unburned interior islands, there has been no increase on the perimeter. Fire crews along […]

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Video Update – September 17, 2019 – 9:30 AM

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Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting Video from 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 be opened at the […]

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McKinley Fire Medical Training Sunday Sept 15 2019

Initial Attack and Summary: McKinley Fire 11 Minute Dramatic Video with Special Information About How to Firewise

The McKinley Fire started near Milepost 91 of the Parks Highway on Aug. 17, 2019. The Alaska Type 2 Interagency Incident Management Team assumed management of the fire the evening of Monday, Aug. 19. This video summarizes the initial attack, the challenges, and the call to action for all residents to Firewise their properties. Video […]

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McKinley Fire Medical Training Sunday Sept 15 2019

McKinley Fire Update Sept 16 2019 – Bonus 1 Minute Video of Training by Alaska Fire Medics

Acreage: 3,288   Containment: 95%       Start Date: 8/17/2019 Alaskan Type 3 Incident Commander Zane Brown and his team continue to work towards the goal of being the final team to bring closure to the ongoing tasks of suppression and repair. Firefighters continue steady progress removing hazard trees and extinguishing pockets of burning […]

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Swan Lake Fire Public Meeting tonight, 9/16/19 at 6:00 pm

Just a reminder that there will be a Swan Lake Fire public meeting tonight, 9/16/19, at the Cooper Landing School at 6:00 pm. Tonight’s Swan Lake Fire public meeting will be streamed live on Facebook. It will be available for viewing during and after the meeting.

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