Moon Lake Complex Update July 16, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
ALASKA INTERAGENCY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
TYPE 3 ORGANIZATION
PHIL BLYDENBURGH, INCIDENT COMMANDER
ZANE BROWN, ICT3 TRAINEE
PHONE: (907) 699-6411
JULY 16, 2013
MOON LAKE COMPLEX FIRE SUMMARY
The hot and dry weather has caused an increase in fire activity and extreme fire behavior was observed on some parts of the fire. The transition to a Type 3 incident management organization took place yesterday and the Incident Command Post (ICP) has been relocated to Tok Forestry.
On the Moon Lake Fire yesterday two very large columns were visible and extreme fire behavior was observed as an interior green pocket along the northern perimeter burned itself out and crews took advantage of the weather to fire off a section of indirect line to secure the northwestern corner of the fire. The burnout operation was successful. Crews continued to mop-up and secure fireline on the northeastern perimeter nearest Lake Mansfield.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire experienced minimal activity as the fire continued to creep and smolder in the old burn area. Crews are constructing indirect fireline with plans to fire off an unburned pocket of fuel on the northeastern perimeter if weather permits.
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 Tok Area Forestry. 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 #907-356-5511.
Check out our inciweb site for new photos and fire updates. http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3459/