Moon Lake Complex July 11, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
There was helicopter shuttling yesterday, transporting crews and equipment from the remote spike camps. There are three remaining crews working on gridding the fires to locate areas still burning. Demobilization will occur today, with firefighters packing up their equipment and gear headed for potential future fire assignments.
The Alaska Management Team will be transferring command to a Type 3 organization on Monday July 15, 2013. At this point, crews will remain to monitor the status of the fires that are contained along the southern perimeters.
The Moon Lake Fire crews are constructing direct line and mopping-up on the eastern flank. Spike camps are being broken down today, and crews continue to monitor by boat. Structure protection equipment will remain at Mansfield Village throughout the summer. Infrared data shows there are still interior pockets of heat which may ignite with the hotter weather.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire has crews breaking down spike camps, and securing line along the west flank. Aerial palm Infrared data shows hotspots along the north/northeast portion of the perimeter which remains uncontained.
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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