Moon Lake Complex July 6, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
The Moon Lake Fire crews are securing line on the south/southwest perimeter to provide protection to cabins along the Tanana River. Crews continue structure protection at Mansfield Lake Village with brush clearing, hose lay, and sprinkler system installation. The Tanana Chiefs Crew arrived on the fire today; assisting Pioneer Peak and Yukon crews with line construction and securing the southwest corner perimeter protecting the Alaska Highway.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire had moderate rates of spread yesterday on the north and northeast perimeter with single and group tree torching. Blackhawks assisted with water drops on the northwest flank that cooled hot fuels to allow for line construction. White Mountain Crew will begin today with building saw line along the northern flank, assisting Elk Mountain and Lassen crews.
Big Timber Creek Fire continues to grow and burn black spruce creating smoke which may be seen from the Taylor Highway and the community of Chicken.
The Alaska Highway is OPEN. Drivers are urged to use caution and drive slowly around wildfire personnel and equipment. Updated information on travel conditions can be found at http://511.alaska.gov.
The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the school in Tok, Alaska. Information updates are posted on local bulletin boards in town. Local residents are welcome to call or visit us at the ICP.
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.
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