100% CONTAINMENT ACHIEVED JULY 5, 2012
Containment does not necessarily mean the fire is out. Smoke is possible from interior smoldering pockets of unburned vegetation.Wildland fires in Alaska naturally tend to burn in a mosaic pattern.... more
BEAR CREEK FIRE FINAL UPDATE
· On June 23, 2012 The Bear Creek Fire #4 was the fourth in a series of lightning strikes in the Anderson/Clear area located 40 miles to the southwest of Fairbanks.
· Fairbanks Area Forestry began a rapid response with initial attack firefighters and air resources.
· The Alaska Type 1 Incident Management Team was mobilized and took command of the fire starting June 24, 2012.
· On July 1, 2012 the Bear Creek Fire transitioned to the Alaska Type 2 IMT.
· Containment of the Bear Creek Fire was achieved July 5, 2012.
· Transfer of command of the Bear Creek Fire from the Alaska Incident Management Team will take place on July 7, 2012 back to Fairbanks Area Forestry.
For a statewide perspective on the current fire situation you can view the AICC website at http://fire.ak.blm.gov or call Fire Information at #907-365-5511.
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 23rd, 2012 approx. 06:43 PM|
|Location||14 miles southwest of Anderson, Alaska|
|Incident Commander||Rob Allen|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday July 05th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Black Spruce with mixed boreal forest and timber litter.
Interior smokes with minimal concern.
Crews worked 600 feet drainages of concern on the northern end of fire. Six crews demobilized from fire.
Demobilization of all line resources and aviation assets.
Demobilization of excess crews and overheaed in progress.
|Wind Conditions||19 mph NE|