Active Wildland Fire

Munson Creek Fire near Chena Hot Springs still cooking with hot, dry weather

The fire was producing a significant smoke column south of Chena Hot Springs on Monday that was clearly visible from Chena Hot Springs Resort. The fire is most active on the northeast corner well east of Chena Hot Springs and Far Mountain, and along the southern perimeter along the Middle Fork Chena River. The fire has not crossed the river and remains north of the river.

Firefighters continue work on Cultas Creek Fire in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Firefighters continue work to protect historical cabins from the 32,645-acre Cultas Creek Fire (#223) burning in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Fire behavior is predicted to be most active near the mouth of the Charley River. Twelve firefighters from the National Park Service (NPS) and the BLM Alaska Fire Service are basing out of Coal Creek Camp.

Rain, cooler temps keep Munson Creek Fire quiet; downsizing of resources continues

There were 119 personnel assigned to the fire as of Thursday morning but that number will shrink in the next few days as resources time out or are demobilized. The tentative plan is to downsize from a Type 3 to a Type 4 organization on Saturday. One crew, 6 engines, 1 helicopter and a small number of overhead personnel will remain to monitor the fire from the road and air.