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Skyline Trail remains closed due to fire-related hazards, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

#SwanLakeFire The Skyline Trail and connecting trails remain closed due to fire-weakened trees and ash pits that present a significant hazard to recreationalists. Conditions will be re-evaluated for safety, but extensive repair may be needed before reopening the trail. Please view this video showing hazards along the Skyline Trail and visit Inciweb for current information […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet – 9/18/19 – 11:15 AM

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: 48% Personnel: 254 ATTENTION: Fire weakened trees have been falling across roads in and near the fire area due to winds. Drivers on the roads need to watch for falling trees and may experience delays. Crews will clear trees […]

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Swan Lake Fire Update – September 17, 2019 – 7:45 PM

Yesterday, two helitack crew members, one bear guard, and an archaeologist flew to the Harry Johnson remote cabin to unwrap the fire protection wrap. The Harry Johnson cabin was built in 1926 by trapper Harry Johnson. There are a few of his cabins still standing on the peninsula, but this one is in fairly good […]

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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 Fact Sheet and Information Map – September 17, 2019 – 10:45 AM

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: 48% Personnel: 259 Current Status: The change in fire size is again due to acreage of previously unburned interior islands, there has been no increase on the perimeter. Fire crews along […]

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Swan Lake Fire Operational Video Update – September 17, 2019 – 9:30 AM

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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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Kenai River, Upper Skilak Boat Ramp and Skilak Lake Road to reopen to boaters Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Swan Lake Fire

#SwanLakeFire 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 […]

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Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed 9/16/19 3:55 pm

#SwanLakeFire 9/16/19 3:55 p.m. Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed As of 12:01 a.m.Tuesday morning September 17, the Level 1 READY alert for all areas of Cooper is removed. The Northern Rockies Team 4 team managing the Swan Lake Fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has removed the […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed. 9/16/2019 3:55pm

#SwanLakeFire 9/16/19 3:55 p.m. Cooper Landing Level 1 READY alert removed. As of 12:01 a.m.Tuesday morning September 17, the Level 1 READY alert for all areas of Cooper Landing is removed. The Northern Rockies Team 4 team managing the Swan Lake Fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has removed […]

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