Tag Archives: Isom Creek Fire
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Isom Creek Fire management to transition to Type 4 Saturday morning

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Fire activity continued its downward trend Thursday with a smaller organization taking over the management of the Isom Creek Fire tomorrow morning. Unless conditions change and fire activity significantly increases, this will be the last update for this fire.  The fire has moved into an area burned in recent years that reduced the […]

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Management of Isom Creek Fire downsizing Saturday

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Fire management on the Isom Creek Fire is scheduled to downsize on Saturday morning because rain, high humidity and cloud cover over the past week have calmed fire activity and allowed firefighters to make significant headway towards containment. The transition from a Type 3 to a Type 4 organization will reduce the […]

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Supression repair underway on Isom Creek fire

Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AKCause: LightningFire Size: 12,180 acresContainment: 69%Total Personnel: 151 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Activity continues to ramp down on the Isom Creek Fire with some firefighters taking care of one of the remaining pockets of heat within the fire perimeter while others undertaking suppression repair. On Tuesday, the BLM Alaska Fire Service Chena Hotshots […]

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Smokejumpers working on lightning-caused fires north of Galena, Venetie

Twelve smokejumpers and two water-scoopers were dispatched to take care of two lightning-caused fires Monday – one burning 25 miles north of Galena and the other 11 miles northwest of Venetie.

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Hot spots located, monitored on Isom Creek Fire

An infrared (IR) detection flight this morning showed two pockets of heat on the uncontained east side of the Isom Creek Fire. Due to the steep hillsides and the amount of blown down and jack-strawed trees, fire managers will determine if firefighters can safely attack these interior pockets of heat or if they will be monitored. IR flights will continue this week. The fire is 69% contained.

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Isom Creek Fire response downsized

Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AK, near Dalton Highway and Yukon RiverCause: LightningFire Size: 12,180 acresContainment: 69%Total Personnel: 249 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Work continues even as management of the Isom Creek Fire downsized from the Alaska Incident Management Type 2 Black team to a Type 3 BLM Alaska Fire Service organization […]

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Certified Wildlife K-9 Karelian bear dogs used for first time on an Alaskan wildland fire

The presence of bears near a wildland fire in Alaska is nothing new to the firefighting community, but the use of professionally trained Karelian bear dogs was a first, nationwide, on the Isom Creek Fire (#187), located south of the Yukon River and along the Dalton Highway, during June, 2020. Safety personnel piloted the use […]

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This slide from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Weather Briefing on June 21, 2020

With little rain in sight, work continues on Yukon Flats fires

Firefighters continue to make progress and get close to containment of three staffed fires in the Yukon Flats. This will be the last update on these fires unless conditions significantly change.

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Heavy fog in Yukon River valley on June 20, 2020

Solstice fog on Isom Creek Fire

Update 2:00PM Original Post 11:00am: Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AKCause: LightningFire Size: 12,180 acresContainment: 69%Total Personnel: 249 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Incident command for the Isom Creek Fire #187 will transfer to a local Type 3 organization early on Monday, June 22. The incoming and outgoing teams are working together to […]

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Isom Creek Fire Map for June 20, 2020

Isom Creek Fire begins transition to Type 3 team

Start Date: 06/05/2020Location: 17 miles SW of Stevens Village, AKCause: LightningFire Size: 12,179 acresContainment: 67%Total Personnel: 282  (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Wet conditions persist, limiting activity on the Isom Creek Fire #187. Hotshots and hand crews are ready to conduct burnout operations but favorable burning conditions are not likely in the next several days. Six crews […]

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