Moon Lake Complex July 1, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
MOON LAKE COMPLEX FIRE UPDATE
Moon Lake Complex consists of 6 active wildfires including; #401 Moon Lake, #414 Tetlin Junction Ridge, #300 Dennison Fork, #357 Billy Creek, #386 Ladue Fork/South Junction Ladue and #449 Big Timber Creek.
The Moon Lake fire, last mapped at 9,076 acres, is located 24 miles west of Tok. Firefighters are focusing efforts on keeping the fire north of the Tanana River. Some light fire activity has been observed near the river today. Fire personnel will continue boat patrol of the Tanana River and will be monitoring this fire closely.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge fire is located18 miles east of the Tetlin Junction. The fire is part on Tetlin Native Corporation land, the remainder is on state land. The fire is currently burning in a Northwest direction, away from the highway. Two hotshot crews, six Type 2 Alaska crews and two dozers are working to secure the fire perimeter to minimize growth towards Tetlin Native Corporation, the Alaska Highway and the Taylor Highway.
The other four fires in the Moon Lake Complex will remain in monitor status.
To ensure both the public and firefighters safety, we ask that residents familiarize themselves with the Alaska Firewise program and take measures to protect their homes and property. The Firewise guide is available at, http://forestry.alaska.gov/pdfs/firewise09.pdf or pick one up at your local Forestry office.
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.