Alaska's fire season is now transitioning into Fall, with shorter days, rain showers and cooler temperatures observed throughout the State. The Moon Lake complex, comprised of 5 fires near Tok, are no longer a current threat to life and property. All fire personnel have been demobilized and the fire has bee turned back over to the home unit for monitoring. No further updates will be made to this page. If you have any questions concerning these fires or other fires in the Tok area please contact Tok Area Forestry.
The Alaska Division of Forestry in Tok has cancelled the burn suspension and permit holders may now burn outdoor brush piles with safety conditions outlined on their permit. This is the final fire update unless fire conditions warrant a continuation of suppression response.
The total acreage burned for all fires in the complex is 76,848 acres.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire 18 miles East of Tok burned 20,749 acres.The Moon Lake Fire located 24 miles West of Tok burned 26,117 acres.The Billy Creek Fire burned 13,383 acres.The Ladue Fork Fire burned 7,966 acres.The Big Timber Creek Fire burned 8,633 acres.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 25th, 2013 approx. 08:30 PM|
|Incident Commander||Larry Mark Sr.|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 15th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM|
Hardwood litter, White and Black Spruce, heavy blow-down
With the favorable weather conditions today fire behavior was limited to smoldering of heavier fuels.
With the rainfall received and the expectation for additional precipitation over the fire midweek the demobilization of excess resources is underway.
Demob will be complete on August 22nd and the fire will be handed back over to the area on the 23rd.
The fire is being monitored by Tok Area forestry.
Moon Lake: 26,117 acres -50% contained
Tetlin Jct Ridge: 20,749 acres - 15% contained
Billy Creek: 13,383 acres - 0% contained
Ladue Fork: 7,966 acres - 0% contained
Big Timber Creek: 8,633 acres - 0% contained
Dennison Fork: 36 acres - out
|Wind Conditions||4 mph W|