Moderate fire threat in southern Alaska; Gannett Glacier crew takes charge – Alaska Wildland Fire Information
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Moderate fire threat in southern Alaska; Gannett Glacier crew takes charge – Alaska Wildland Fire Information

Moderate fire threat in southern Alaska; Gannett Glacier crew takes charge – Alaska Wildland Fire Information
Coastal Region Fire Map. Click to download PDF

Southern Alaska continued to see cloudy conditions Tuesday, and fire activity remains low, with one new fire reported in southern Alaska. As fire danger continues to decrease, all burn permit suspensions have been lifted statewide. This allows residents to conduct small debris burns, use burn barrels, and complete small lawn burns with a valid permit. More information about the DOF Burn Permit Program and current suspensions can be found at the DOF Burn Permit Program.

This report covers fires occurring within the Division of Alaska Forestry & Fire Protection coastal protection area, generally south of the Alaska Range. This includes the DOF Southwest, Anchorage Mat-Su, Kenai-Kodiak, and Copper River protection areas.

Montana Creek Fire (#312)- Located 16 miles south of Talkeetna, it is currently 97% contained. While fire managers are implementing objectives and scaling back the fire operation based on the work completed, the Type 3 Incident Command Team currently assigned to the fire from Wyoming will transition command of the fire Wednesday. A Gannett Glacier fire crew from the Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection will assume command of the fire. The Gannett Glacier fire crew will focus on final containment, ensuring the safety of the fire perimeter.

Montana Creek Fire Map. Click to download PDF

Explorer Island (#360)- Reported 0.1 acres. The fire was located 33 miles east of Soldotna on a small island in Hidden Lake, four miles north of Kenai National Wildlife Refugee. The fire is in a limited containment area and is surrounded by water, so no suppression efforts were undertaken.

‹ No new fires reported in DOF North Region on Tuesday

Categories: Alaska DNR – Division of Forestry (DOF)

Tags: 2024 Alaska Fire Season, AKDOF, Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection, DOF Coastal Region, Kenai-Kodiak Area Forestry, Mat-Su Area Forestry