Due to an increase in fire behavior on the Munson Creek Fire this afternoon, a “Go” evacuation order has been issued for Chena Hot Springs Resort and residences along Chena Hot Springs Road from Mile 48 to Mile 56. The Fairbanks North Star Borough issued a Level 3 “Go” evacuation order at 4:15 p.m. advising local residents and guests at the resort to leave the area immediately.
Munson Creek Fire
The thick smoke is the result of a wind change more than increased fire activity. The 19,700-acre fire continues to spread slowly in all directions and will continue to do so today with temperatures forecast to be in the high 70s with low relative humidity and east winds up to 13 mph.
Start Date: 06/18/2021 Location: 52 miles E of Fairbanks, AK Cause: Lightning Fire Size: 19,700 acres Containment: 0% Total Personnel: 106 Fire behavior on the Munson Creek Fire moderated yesterday evening due in part to light precipitation and movement of the… Read More ›
There was no drama on the Munson Creek Fire Saturday as slightly cooler temperatures and higher relatively humidity moderated fire behavior somewhat on the 11,200-acre fire burning near Chena Hot Springs about 50 miles east of Fairbanks. The fire remained… Read More ›
Cooler, cloudier and moister weather was helping to temper fire behavior on the Munson Creek Fire near Chena Hot Springs on Saturday morning as firefighters continue work to prep cabins, homes and other structures along Chena Hot Springs Road in… Read More ›
Munson Creek Fire keeps growing as it moves closer to Chena Hot Springs; firefighters focus on protecting resort, homes and cabins
The Munson Creek Fire burning near Chena Hot Springs east of Fairbanks continues to grow and advance toward the hot springs and Chena Hot Springs Road. Hot, dry conditions and south winds produced another day of extreme fire behavior today,… Read More ›
Munson Creek Fire crosses ridgeline behind Chena Hot Springs; firefighters fall back for structure protection
The Munson Creek Fire burning near Chena Hot Springs crossed a ridgeline about 2 miles south of the hot springs early Friday afternoon and firefighters are falling back to set up protection measures around structures at Chena Hot Springs Resort… Read More ›
Munson Creek Fire balloons to estimated 8,900 acres; borough issues “Set” evac notice for residents at end of Chena Hot Springs Road
The Munson Creek Fire burning just south of Chena Hot Springs 50 miles northeast of Fairbanks mushroomed to almost 9,000 acres on Thursday and the Fairbanks North Star Borough issued a “Set” evacuation notice for residents living east of Mile… Read More ›
After four days of little to no growth on the Munson Creek Fire, the situation changed on Wednesday. A predicted warming trend with lower relative humidity arrived and increased fire behavior and growth. The fire was estimated at 500 acres… Read More ›
Warmer temperatures and sunshine allowed the Munson Creek fire to become more active over the weekend as unburned pockets of spruce trees within the perimeter burned. More smoke was produced, but the perimeter of the fire did not expand significantly…. Read More ›