Tag Archives: #Swanlakefire

Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet & Public Information Map – 9/22/19 – 9:30 AM

SwanLakeFire 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: 68% Personnel: 221 Current Status: Over the course of the past several days fire crews have been completing fire suppression repair work in various locations along the western, southern, and […]

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Trout Lake and Juneau Lake Cabin Fly Over September 14, 2019

#SwanLakeFire A video taken during a reconnaissance flight over the Swan Lake Fire. As of 9/20/2019, closures remain in place over the fire area.  Please check with the Chugach National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/chugac… for current closure status.Link to closure information as of 9/21/2019:https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/…/relate…/pict20190820-171925-0.pdf

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Last Section of Kenai River to Reopen to Boaters Saturday 9/21/2019

#SwanLakeFire Last section of Kenai River to reopen to boaters The last section of the Kenai River closed during the Swan Lake fire will reopen for boating on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The southern channel of the Kenai River between River Mile 69.5 and 71.5 had been closed to support firefighting efforts, but recent rain […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet – 9/19/19 – 10:00

SwanLakeFire 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: 57% Personnel: 265 ATTENTION: Fire weakened trees have been falling across roads and camping areas in and near the fire area due to winds. Campgrounds are closed due to these […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Cooper Landing Structure Protection Contingency Line – September 17, 2019

Lincoln Chute, Structure Protection Group Supervisor for the Swan Lake Fire talks about the contingency line near Cooper Landing, Alaska.

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Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting Video from September 16, 2019

Kenai River, Upper Skilak Boat Ramp and Skilak Lake Road to reopen to boaters Tuesday, Sept. 17 The portion of the Kenai River from Jims Landing to Skilak Lake will be reopened for boating at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Upper Skilak Boat Launch and Skilak Lake Road will also be opened at the […]

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Video Update – September 15, 2019 – 10:00 AM

This is the 9/15/19 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4 operational update for the Swan Lake Fire. #SwanLakeFire

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Swan Lake Fire Overview from Incident Commander Rick Connell – September 14, 2019 – 8:00 PM

Swan Lake Fire Incident Commander Rick Connell gives an overview of what’s been happening with the fire since his Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4 assumed command five days ago. #SwanLakeFire

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Video Update – September 14, 2019 – 10:00 AM

Swan Lake Fire Operational Briefing from the Northern Rockies Team 4 for 9/14/2019. #SwanLakeFire

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Swan Lake Fire hazard mitigation video- 9/13/19 – 7:45

Swan Lake Fire Division Supervisor Lincoln Chute discusses fuel mitigation efforts underway to protect structures around Cooper Landing in the video below. Removing ladder fuels greatly reduces the risk of fire burning on the ground from rising vertically into the trees. Once a fire is in trees it burns with much more intensity and a […]

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