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Swan Lake Fire: More Crews Arrive & Sterling Community Meeting 6pm Tonight

The Alaska Incident Management Team is hosting a community meeting tonight at the Sterling Community Center at 6pm. Incident command staff will be discussing the current fire situation and the anticipated fire movement and behavior over the next several days. The eastern flank of the fire east of Mystery Creek Road continued to move east […]

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Retardant Dropped on Mystery Creek Road

Swan Lake Fire crews successfully burn and hold southwest containment lines

Warmer conditions with light and variable coastal winds pushed the Swan Lake Fire to grow 3,000 acres with perimeter growth primarily in the southern and eastern flanks. The fire buring in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is now estimated at 18,353 acres and there are currently 183 personnel working to manage the fire. As a […]

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Photo of a fuelbreak with hoselay near a Richardson Clearwater property.

Little fire activity visible during Tuesday flight over Oregon Lakes Fire

Personnel flying Oregon Lakes Fire on Tuesday reported minimal fire activity and some smoke coming from unburned interior pockets of vegetation within the fire’s perimeter. The fire burning in the Donnelly Training Area southwest of Delta Junction was placed in monitor status June 10 after the fire area received substantial precipitation. The fire area continues […]

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Photo of three firefighters walking a protection line constructed in the Richardson Clearwater community north of the Oregon Lakes Fire on June 3, 2019.

Final daily update for Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 34,499 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Stars Type 2) Cause: human, under investigation Management of the Oregon Lakes Fire will be transferred to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Military Fire Management Zone on Monday. With the final property protection […]

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Crews focus on completing protection lines in Richardson Clearwater

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  The remaining fire crews will focus efforts for the next few days on completing lines in the Richardson Clearwater community. […]

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Crews complete protection work in the South Bank community

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Crews completed property protection lines around private homes in the South Bank community yesterday and will focus efforts today on […]

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Aerial photo of fuelbreak in the Richardson Clearwater community. Photo by Maggie Demers, BLM AFS

Crews continue protection work before renewed warm, dry weather

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 89 Crews assigned: 3 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA, North Star Type 2 Crew) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Crews continue to construct the property protection fuelbreaks and structure protection measures near groups of cabins located in the Richardson […]

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Photo shows two BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers riding in a boat looking out at the river, trees and smoky sky. Pumps and hose are in the background. Photo by Alaska Smokejumper Travis McCabe.

Oregon Lakes Fire receives significant rainfall

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 71 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  With nearly an inch of rain, the Oregon Lakes Fire experienced minimal growth on Saturday. While the rain has significantly slowed fire growth, it likely […]

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Wet, smoky conditions persist over the Oregon Lakes Fire

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 31,850 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska –  Wetting rains moderated fire activity on the Oregon Lakes Fire Friday, but caused damp, smoky conditions for the greater surrounding area. This change in weather […]

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Oregon Lakes Fire grew Thursday before anticipated weather change

Start Date: April 30, 2019 Acres: 29,296 Personnel assigned: 124 Crews assigned: 2 – (Gannett Glacier & Tanana Chiefs Type 2 IA) Cause: human, under investigation DELTA JUNCTION, Alaska – While conditions are expected to bring temporary reprieve with cooler, wetter weather moving into the area, Thursday’s breezy warm temperatures resulted in fire growth primarily […]

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