Tag Archives: Alaska Incident Management Team

Chalkyitsik Complex: Team transition with the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team

The Alaska Type 2 Green Team on the Chalkyitsik Complex and the National Incident Management Team on the Cornucopia Complex are briefing the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team with Incident Commander Ed Sanford today. Future updates will incorporate daily management actions from both fire complexes. Incident Commander Norm McDonald of the Alaska Type 2 […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: 60% Completion

Size: 501,629 acres (no new acreage) The Alaska Type 2 Green Team on the Chalkyitsik Complex and the National Incident Management Team on the Cornucopia Complex will both transition with the incoming Alaska Type 2 Black Team with Incident Commander Ed Sanford on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 7:00 am. Both complexes are working together […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: Winds and falling tree hazard

Gusty winds up to 25 mph from the west will start the day Sunday and taper off midday. No rainfall is expected over the complex area Sunday and Monday. Falling trees with unstable root beds within the burned areas are a significant risk to firefighter safety and crews are conducting operational pauses when winds pick […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: Rain across the Complex

Complex Size: 501,629 acres Completion: 58% Personnel: 374 The Chalkitysik Complex is experiencing wetting rains, with an expected one half inch of rain through early Sunday morning. Fire activity will be mainly creeping and smoldering and fire spread is not expected on the Frozen Calf (#367), Bearnose Hill (#407), and Tractor Trail 2 (#348) fires. […]

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Chalkyitsik Complex: 57% completion, rain expected

NEW: Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) Lifted: No TRF over fire complex Firefighters made significant progress on securing and strengthening lines across the fire complex Thursday.  Moderate fire behavior was experienced across the complex with interior burning and activity on the western perimeter near the Grass River (Bearnose Hill Fire).  The Small Timber Lake Fire continued […]

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Upper Yukon Zone temps highest in state, fuels fire activity

Temperatures in the Yukon Flats will range from 65-85 degrees. Low relative humidity will be 35-45% with winds out of the west at 5-10 mph. Any thunderstorms are predicted to be accompanied by showers. Thirty-four fires are burning within the Upper Yukon Fire Management Zone; most are not threatening people or property. Ten of the […]

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Shovel Creek Fire June 29 2019

Shovel Creek Fire: Winds Push Fire East with Level 2 evacuation alert for Martin and Perfect Perch subdivisions

With the #ShovelCreekFire near Murphy Dome established east of 7 Mile Trail, the Alaska Incident Management Team managing the fire has recommended to Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations to raise the evacuation alert for both Martin and Perfect Perch subdivisions from a Level 1 (READY) to a Level 2 (SET). The Martin and Perfect […]

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Shovel Creek Fire update: Level 2 evacuation alert issued for Lincoln Creek subdivision

With the Shovel Creek Fire near Murphy Dome established in the Shovel Creek drainage, firefighters have initiated tactical firing operations to reduce the potential threat to the nearby subdivisions. The Alaska Incident Management Team managing the fire has recommended to Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations to raise the evacuation alert for the Lincoln Creek […]

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Sockeye Fire 90 percent contained

Containment of the fire perimeter is 90 percent, while the acres burned have dropped to 7,220 due to better mapping. Pockets of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter continue smoldering, and isolated flare-ups may occur. Warmer and dryer weather is forecasted for the next two days. Residents might see more smoke as a result. Hot […]

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Sockeye Fire now 79 percent contained

All evacuation and road closures have been lifted for the Sockeye Fire. Willow Creek campground is also re-opened. Law enforcement officials will continue patrolling residential areas. Hot ash pits, falling trees, and health risks associated with smoke remain hazardous to anyone in a burned area. Returning residents are advised to wear gloves, protective clothing and […]

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