Canadian and US Fire Managers Join Forces to Manage Chisana River Fire
Incident: Chisana River Wildfire
Due to the forecast for continued hot, dry weather, fire managers with the Alaska Division of Forestry are increasing their capability to do long-range planning for the Chisana River Fire.
A team of managers from Alaska and Canada will take over management of the fire by mid week and operations will shift from Tok to Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada for closer proximity to the fire. The 29, 910-acre fire is approximately 13 miles west of the Canadian border, 18 miles west of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada and 21 miles northeast of Chisana.
While growth of the fire has slowed in recent days, high temperatures and low relative humidity forecast for the coming week increase the likelihood that the fire will grow. Fire managers have developed contingency plans, positioned resources, and have identified trigger points to take action if back country improvements or natural or cultural resources are threatened. Currently no resources are threatened.