Fires in Alaska

Fires in Alaska
07 July 2004


 MODIS smoke image, 05 July 2004, Source: Alaska Fire Service

Eagle general area fire map, 05 July 2004, Source: Alaska Fire Service

Boundary and Wolf Creek fire map, 06 July 2004, Source: Alaska Fire Service

NEWS RELEASE

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center

Fort Wainwright, Alaska

06 July, 18:00 hrs

Statewide ban on sale and use of fireworks

Firework Ban: On order from the State Fire Marshal, the sale and use of fireworks is hereby suspended until further notice. There is also a burn ban for all open fires, including campfires.

Boundary Fire: The dozer and hand line around Haystack has been completed. The line runs north, up Poker Creek, then west to Caribou Creek. The line then continues south to the end of Haystack. The evacuation remains in place.

Wolf Creek Fire: The fire management team will hold a public meeting tonight at 7 pm at the Chena Hot Springs Lodge to provide an update on fire suppression and structure protection.

For more information on other fires, please call (907) 356-5511.

Alaska weather summary: A bit warmer and drier with increasing southwest to west winds today; cooler and more humid Wednesday.

Source: Alaska Fire Service


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