Moon Lake Complex July 9, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
All fires in the complex received rain Sunday night into yesterday morning limiting growth.
The Moon Lake Fire crews conducted structure protection yesterday at Mansfield Lake Village on the eastern portion of the fire, while saw line on the northwest side was prepared for a burnout operation. Today, crews and smokejumpers will secure direct line along the eastern flank while assessing opportunities for additional direct line construction. Patrol and monitoring by boat and air will occur along the Tanana River where potential for spotting still exists.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire had restricted access yesterday along roads and dozer lines due to the wet weather. Crews were able to secure the west and northwest flanks. Today, crews will patrol secured line and mop-up as needed. Resources will be reassigned to the Moon Lake fire as needed.
Firefighters will pause briefly this morning in remembrance of The Granite Mountain Hotshots.
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.