Tag Archives: Swan Lake Fire

Mushroom pickers discover hot spot from last summer’s Shovel Creek Fire

Mushroom pickers on Thursday discovered a small hot spot that overwintered from last summer’s Shovel Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks. The mushroom pickers notified the Alaska Division of Forestry at 3:30 p.m. and flagged a trail to the hot spot so two prevention officers could locate it. The hot spot was located about one-quarter of […]

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Firefighters respond to second Swan Lake Fire holdover near Sterling Highway

Firefighters on the Kenai Peninsula are mopping up a second holdover fire from last summer’s Swan Lake Fire that was reported Thursday afternoon by multiple motorists on the Sterling Highway. The Swan Lake Overwinter #2 Fire is estimated at 7.2 acres and is not expected to grow in size. The fire was reported at 3:30 […]

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Firefighters extinguish first holdover from Swan Lake Fire on Kenai Peninsula

The first holdover fire from the 2019 Swan Lake Fire was reported on Tuesday along the Sterling Highway east of Soldotna. Multiple passing motorists reported smoke visible from the north side of the highway near milepost 66.5 at around 10:40 a.m. Firefighters from the Alaska Division of Forestry’s Kenai/Kodiak station responded and hiked into the […]

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State Forestry monitoring hot spots that overwintered from Deshka Landing Fire

The Alaska Division of Forestry is monitoring several hot spots from last summer’s Deshka Landing Fire near Willow that have been reported over the course of the winter. The first reports of smoke and smoldering were provided by trail groomers in January and DOF has received additional reports of smoke and smoldering in the same […]

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Final Video Update from the Swan Lake Fire, October 1, 2019

Swan Lake Fire to Transition to local Kenai Kodiak Forestry Office on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The #SwanLakeFire will transition to the local Kenai Kodiak Office tomorrow (Oct. 2, 2019) morning. This video covers the final messages from Zane Brown, Type 3 Team Incident Commander, Dan Osborn, Operations Section Chief, and Darren Finely, Plans Chief and Prevention Officer […]

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9/25/19 – 10:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size:      167,164 acres               Containment: 81%                    Personnel: 104 Firefighters working on the lightning-caused Swan Lake Fire are getting a helping hand from cooler, wetter weather. A reconnaissance flight over the fire Tuesday to confirm the benefit of work that has been done and to evaluate […]

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Alaska Type 3 IMT Assumes Command of the Swan Lake Fire

The State of Alaska Division of Forestry’s Type 3 team has assumed command of the Swan Lake fire. Zane Brown, Incident Commander and Clinton Northway, Operations Section Chief give a brief overview on what they saw on their fly over of the fire. Please visit the Swan Lake Fire Inciweb web pages for current fire […]

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9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size:167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 147 Current Status: Yesterday, crews removed hazard trees, chipping them where possible, and worked on suppression repair along Skilak […]

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9/23/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 173 Transfer of Command: The Northern Rockies Team 4 will be transitioning with a Type 3 organization and transfer of command is planned for Sept. 24 at 8:00 a.m. […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Residual fire-related hazards in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

The video below provides a ground level view of hazards within the perimeter of the Swan Lake Fire. Concern for public safety continues to necessitate area closures. Caution is urged when traveling on roads within the fire area. Hazards include ash pits and fire-weakened trees, which my fall in little or no wind – Stay […]

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