Tag Archives: Richardson Clearwater
This picture shows a piece of containment on the northwest section of the Rainbow 2 Fire closest to cabins along Clear Creek. While other parts of the fire were active on Monday, this section of line remained dormant. Photo by Gabe Pease-Madore/Alaska Division of Forestry

Control line on Rainbow 2 Fire closest to Richardson Clearwater cabins still holding

Despite increased burning on parts of the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction on Monday, containment lines on the north end of the fire protecting cabins in the Richardson Clearwater community continued to hold. Hotter, drier weather accompanied by gusty winds on Monday sparked new fire activity in unburned areas on the north and […]

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A firefighter watches smoke rise up from the Rainbow 2 Fire on Saturday, July 20, 2019 as the fire burns through pockets of unbruned black spruce in the interior of the fire. Photo by Thomas Grubs/Alaska Division of Forestry

Winds help clean up interior pockets of fuel on Rainbow 2 Fire

Gusty northwest winds stirred up fire activity on the Rainbow 2 Fire northwest of Delta Junction on Saturday, as the fire was pushed into interior pockets of unburnt black spruce on the east side. The increased fire activity produced a large smoke column visible from Delta Junction and the Richardson Clearwater community. However, fire managers […]

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More resources ordered for Rainbow 2 Fire

Fire managers have requested additional resources for the Rainbow 2 Fire (#409)┬áburning approximately 15 miles northwest of Delta Junction. Fire managers have ordered two additional Type 2 crews to join the 24 personnel currently assigned to the fire. Fire crews are spiked out camping on state land adjacent to the cabins on the Richardson Clearwater […]

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