Three more crews are expected to arrive today.
Barkley has estimated the number of evacuees at 350 to 400.
If you see smoke please send us your photos including the location. (Loren Holmes / ADN), Trees burned by the Swan Lake Fire alongside the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The Upper Susitna Senior Center and Menard Sports Complex will both remain open as evacuation shelters, Casey said. (Loren Holmes / ADN), Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire rises over the Kenai Peninsula near Sterling, Alaska on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.
Scientists say it’s likely to happen again. Five major wildfires burning across the two boroughs — most ignited last week — have consumed thousands of acres of land, closed arterial highways and prompted evacuation orders for nearby communities. This suspension will remain in effect until conditions improve. Along with the state’s largest fire, the over 32,000-acre Swan Lake fire on the Kenai Peninsula, a fire near Fairbanks is prompting warnings for residents to be ready to evacuate. To the south, the 1,543-acre Deshka Landing fire continues to burn south toward Red Shirt Lake and has moved into the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, fire managers said.
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Additionally, displaced renters can receive grant funding to cover up to three months of temporary housing, and homeowners can receive up to six months, Saxe said.
Photos: McKinley fire sweeps through Parks Highway corridor. Those potential winds prompted fire managers to place communities south of the fire under a Level 2 “set” evacuation notification on Friday, meaning residents should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Longtime ADN reporter Zaz Hollander is based in the Mat-Su and is currently focused on coverage of the coronavirus in Alaska. By Saturday morning, winds will increase to 15 mph out the north/northeast with party cloudy to mostly sunny skies, highs in the upper 70’s, and minimum humidity around 30 percent.
Both the Mat-Su and Kenai Peninsula boroughs have already issued their own local disaster declarations.
[Boise, Idaho] – Four Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service ( BLM AFS) employees received national 2019 Wildland Fire Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Awards from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Oct. 5 for their significant contributions to the wildland… The Sterling Highway between miles 53 and 71 was open intermittently. Few rain gauges exist in the remote expanses of Alaskan wilderness, but wildfires unchecked can spread to populated areas within the state. The Shovel Creek Fire three miles north of Murphy Dome flared up Monday, according to an Alaska Division of Forestry update. NASA’s satellite-based estimates of global precipitation can provide valuable information to officials monitoring the many wildfires that have been scorching Alaska this summer. Fire managers were preparing for stronger winds, topping out at about 15 mph, that were expected to stoke the fire’s growth beginning Friday evening, but those fires stayed high in the atmosphere rather than blowing through the fire, incident meteorologist Mark Loeffelbein said in a video update Saturday. Note: The fire display below represents real current conditions. Madeline McGee is a general assignment reporter for the Daily News. (Matt Tunseth / ADN), A car is burned Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 in Willow. McKinley Fire in Alaska threatens more than 1,000 structures as wildfires rage in a dozen states. began notifying residents of the status of their properties, Alaska Team Drone Footage of the McKinley Fire Aug 23 2019, Here are some tips if you want to go big on bird feeders this winter, Alaska’s ‘Him too’ moment: When politicians and allies come with accusations of their own. Gov. Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire on the Kenai Peninsula is moving into the Anchorage area today. Precipitation amounts are noted above for the period May 1 through July 18. Fires that have not been updated in more than a week are shown with grey markers.
Alaska Team Drone Footage of the McKinley Fire Aug 23 2019. The stretch of highway between miles 45 and 53 was open only to local Cooper Landing traffic to prevent backups through the community, said Dan Nelson, emergency manager for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The total accumulation since May 1 is shown in millimeters (inches) on the left half, while the accumulation during a 3-hour period is shown on the right half. The Swan Lake fire was relatively dormant for several weeks until the same weekend windstorm that ignited the Mat-Su Borough fires swept it across the Sterling Highway. Fire crews have been making progress along the fire’s northern edge, but thick brush and timber has made firefighting along the south slow-going, the Division of Forestry said in an update.
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Those interested in volunteering should contact Paton Stott at 907-201-2887 or email@example.com. Road access on the highways adjacent to the fires has been erratic.
A cold front is expected to move into the fire area this afternoon ushering in clouds, lower temperatures, higher humidity, and a slight chance for light rain Friday evening. All rights reserved. From left to right: Pierre Tremblay, Jr., Daylon Jones and Minnie Peter, all from Fort Yukon. June shows an increasing amount of lightning but still few fires. Alaska’s COVID-19 data this week showed no big change in hospitalizations. Interactive real-time wildfire and forest fire map for Alaska. ADN photojournalist Loren Holmes contributed to this report from Wasilla.
For many of those who lost their homes, the unwelcome news did not come as a surprise, said Ken Barkley, director of emergency services for the borough.
We have been talking for the past several days about the high number of fire weakened trees, the mosaic pattern of the burn, the way that thick pockets of black spruce burn at a very high intensity, and how the aspens and birch stands often resist fire or burn less intensley. Gen. Torrence Saxe, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, told reporters on Friday.
Dramatic video shows couple narrowly escaping the McKinley fire, Coughing, breathing issues, sore eyes: As wildfire smoke cloaks Anchorage, people feel its effects, Southcentral Alaska wildfire updates: Calmer winds aid firefighters, but evacuation notices remain in place, Parks Highway homesteaders escape McKinley fire with family and fowl. Mike Dunleavy on Friday issued a disaster declaration for the Matanuska-Susitna and Kenai Peninsula boroughs to provide aid to those who have been affected by wildfires there. © 2020 Anchorage Daily News.
A summer of weather extremes set up Alaska for devastating August wildfires. On Saturday, the Parks Highway between miles 76 and 99 remained open to one-way traffic with pilot car escort.
The borough began notifying residents of the status of their properties Friday morning at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla and the Upper Susitna Senior Center near the Talkeetna cutoff, which have been acting as evacuation shelters.
Firefighters battle the Shovel Creek Fire outside of Fairbanks. Burn suspensions do not include cooking or warming fires less than 3 feet in diameter, but forestry officials asked the public to use “extreme caution with campfires and never leave an unextinguished fire unattended.”. AICC Current Fires Map of Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Division of Forestry).
To the east, the fire danger level was raised to “very high” Tuesday over most of Chugach National Forest, including the eastern Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta. The majority of these blazes are caused by lightning strikes according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center as of July 15, 2019.
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Farther south on the Peninsula, a Level 1 “ready” evacuation order was lifted for communities near the 59-acre North Fork fire, north of Homer. The businesses that were lost include the Mat-Su RV Park & Campground and Camp Caswell, a former grocery and general store that has been closed for several years.
McKinley fire: Learning about destroyed structures, more evacuation notifications.
They're mopping up, north of Willow, taking the heat out of any fuel that is left on the edge of the fire. All rights reserved. Ample firefighting resources will be available to respond to any increase in fire behavior from the incoming weather predicted for this weekend. At certain periods during a fire season, wildfires can be so widespread, numerous, or burning so hot that they cannot be put out easily. Hospitalizations just hit a new record. The fire was 20% contained at that time.
Locations of lightning strikes are shown in yellow, as detected by the network of ground sensors that make up the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN).
The fire has grown more than 46,000 acres since that windstorm.
Continued warm weather is leading to dry, fire-prone conditions, Alaska managers say. The Swan Lake fire, which at more than 148,000 acres is the largest of the Southcentral fires, has been burning for almost three months and is now within 5 miles of both Sterling and Cooper Landing. “Because the evacuees have been notified that their home has been lost does not mean that reentry has occurred.
Campfires were still allowed, but forestry officials cautioned campers to extinguish their fires completely and to build them either in established pits or rock-rings or on gravel or dirt. Visualization by Owen Kelley at NASA's Precipitation Processing System and Jacob Reed (Telophase / NASA GSFC).
Crews continued mopping up and falling hazard trees around structures as they work to stabilize residential areas.
Satellite-based precipitation estimates are therefore particularly valuable because of precipitation's relationship to wildfire hazard.
The data was wrong.
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