Moon Lake Complex July 10, 2013
Incident: Moon Lake Complex Wildfire
Due to favorable weather over the past two days, crews and equipment are being demobilized or repositioned. However, uncontained portions of the fires can become active again with the expected hotter weather this weekend. The objectives of the fire continue to be met including improving defensible space around structures.
The Moon Lake Fire: Today, crews are building direct line on the eastern flank to tie in with the Eagle Trail Fire that occurred in 2010 to secure unburned edges. Patrol and monitoring by boat and air will occur along the Tanana River where there is potential for hotspots to reignite. Crews will complete structure protection plan operations in Mansfield Lake Village.
The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire: Crews made good progress mopping up along completed line. Water handling equipment is being backhauled and resources are being moved to the Moon Lake Fire. Crews will mop up as needed, while patrolling and monitoring line. There is the potential for the fire to be flown by personnel using hand-held Infrared Radar Equipment to detect hotspots on the ground.
Moon Lake Fire- 17,155
Tetlin Jct. Ridge- 6,760
Billy Creek- 11,384
Ladue Fork- 7,044
Big Timber Creek- 7,583
Dennison Fork- 33
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.
Check out our inciweb site for new photos and fire updates. http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3459/