This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times..

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

06/27/17 3:15 PM East Fork Fire Transitions to a Type 4 Incident
akfirepios posted: "This will be the final update for the East Fork Fire unless significant activity occurs. Transition to a Type 4 Incident Commander took place this morning at 7am. The last of the smokejumpers and overhead are being shuttled out of the field today. The "

Monday, June 26, 2017

06/26/17 11:00 AM East Fork Fire Community Meeting in Sterling tonight @ 5pm

An open house will be held tonight - Monday 06/26/17 - at the Sterling Elementary School from 5-7pm. Stop by to talk with East Fork Fire personnel as well as local officials from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Division of Forestry, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management, Central Emergency Services and Alaska State Troopers.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

06/25/17 3:20PM Temporary Flight Restrictions
akfirepios posted: "There have been numerous aircraft busting the temporary flight restriction (TFR) in place over the fire. The TFR is in place to provide for the safety of fire-related aircraft operations. Pilots should check with the Federal Aviation Administration before"

Saturday, June 24, 2017

06/24/17 12:20 PM Warmer and Drier Conditions Return to the East Fork Fire
akfirepios posted: "The recent cool and damp weather conditions moderated fire behavior on the East Fork Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Warm and dry weather has returned to the Peninsula and is predicted to continue through the weekend. The change in wea"

Friday, June 23, 2017

06/23/17 2:00 PM East Fork Fire to Begin Demobilizing
akfirepios posted: "Current cool and damp weather conditions continue to moderate fire behavior on the East Fork Fire burning in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Due to the moderating fire activity, fire managers are beginning the demobilization process and expect to star"