Stuart Creek 2 Fire Crews Make Progress
Incident: Stuart Creek 2 Wildfire
The Stuart Creek 2 Fire is now 71 percent contained. While crews continue work to mop up and secure the northeast corner of the perimeter, the remainder of the fire has been placed in monitor status. Interior smokes remain. Fire managers are preparing to transfer command of the fire to a Type 3 organization, with the transfer tentatively scheduled for Tuesday morning. Rehabilitation work continues on the western perimeter of the fire as crews work to stabilize the soil in areas where suppression activities removed the mat of vegetation.
The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has lifted access restrictions in the Chena River State Recreation Area – with the exception of the backcountry in close proximity to the fire. The recreation area is now open from Mile 27 to 39 of the Chena Hot Springs Road. The backcountry area that remains closed includes Granite Tors, Mist Creek, and South Fork Trails. The closure will remain in place until fire-related public safety concerns are no longer an issue. The Division of Parks will provide an update when additional areas reopen.
Chena River State Recreation Area: For information about the Chena River State Recreation Area, please call (907) 451-2695 or visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/curevnts.htm.
Fire Information: For a statewide perspective on the current fire situation visit the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center website at http://fire.ak.blm.gov or call Fire Information at (907) 356-5511.
Public Information Feedback: The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is seeking feedback to learn which methods of communicating fire information are most effective. To participate please visit SurveyMonkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stuartcreekfire
After July 29, the BLM Alaska Fire Service will provide updates on the Stuart Creek 2 Fire if significant changes in fire activity occur.