Local airboat drivers and boats assisting the crews logistically
Minto Lakes Fire
Smoke and inversion reduced expected fire behavior on the Minto Lakes Fire
Crews putting in pumps along the Chatanika river to assist in extinguishing spots and heat.
Hotshot and aviation assets pick up two spots across the Chatanika River, Minto Lakes Fire
Dalton Hotshot crew picking up spot fires across the Chatanika River yesterday.
Clear skies allowed for aerial assets to drop water yesterday on the Minto Lakes Fire.
Haystack Community Last night at the Haystack Laundry and Showers Photo by Bud Sexton AK DNR
Equipment and crews have completed dozer line to the west of the Hayes Creek communities, Minto Lakes Fire.
Blue Mountain handcrew removing hazardous Fuels off Himilaya Rd – Photo by L Dozal USFS
Minto Lakes Community meeting in Haystack on Thursday night at 7pm.
We will be holding a community meeting in Haystack (Haystack Laundry and Showers) on Thursday night at 7pm. We will have presentations from fire operations, fire behavior and weather. The Red Flag Warning again was extended and remains in effect… Read More ›
Unrelenting Red Flag Warnings – continued again through Tuesday over the Minto Lakes Fire.
A Red Flag Warning was extended and remains in effect Tuesday for lightning and thunderstorms with minimal precipitation expected. Firefighters are available to respond should there be new fire starts. The public is asked to limit unnecessary travel to areas… Read More ›
Continued Red Flag Warning over the Minto Lakes Fire through Midnight for Thunderstorm Activity.
Emergency Burn Closure is in effect please visit https://tinyurl.com/BurnClosure for more information. Alaska State Parks has closed Whitefish Lake campground and boat ramp to the public. Jerry McGowan’s Type 1 incident management team assumed command of the fire this morning… Read More ›
Type 1 Incident Management Team assuming command of Minto Lakes Fire Monday
Acres: 32,658 acres | Containment: 0% | Total personnel: 254 There is an Emergency Burn Closure in effect. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/BurnClosure for more information. Alaska State Parks has closed Whitefish Lake campground and boat ramp to the public. A Type 1 Incident… Read More ›
Additional resources continue to come in for Minto Lakes Fire, community meeting tonight
A public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM at the Ken Kunkel Community Center Outdoor Pavilion. Fire managers, agency, and local government personnel will present information and answer questions. The meeting will be recorded and posted to the… Read More ›