Moon Lake Complex July 11, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
The rainy weather has continued to dampen fire activity. The warmer and drier weather predicted for this weekend will likely result in more active fire behavior. Resources are being moved between fires to meet objectives such as protecting values at risk.
The Moon Lake Fire: Crews observed smoldering in interior unburned fuels, and continue to secure fire perimeter near adjacent values. Crews remain on the eastern flank to continue building direct line working toward the Eagle Trail Fire that occurred in 2010. Patrol and monitoring by boat and air will occur along the Tanana River where there is potential for hotspots to reignite.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire: Crews will continue to grid completed saw and dozer line and mop-up hotspots. Excess equipment will continue to be backhauled and spike camps broken down. Direct securing of line will continue on the northern most part of the west flank. Infrared air operations have been beneficial in identifying hot spots during mop-up operations.
Moon Lake Fire- 17,155
Tetlin Jct. Ridge- 6,760
Billy Creek- 11,384
Ladue Fork- 7,044
Big Timber Creek- 7,583
Dennison Fork- 33
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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