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Monday, June 22, 2015

6/22/15 9:00 am Cooper Landing fires update

06/22/15 9:00 am

Chugach wildfires

Stetson Creek Fire
Acres:  212
Today's objectives: Crews are working around the south/southeast edge of the fire to complete containing the fire's edge.  Firefighters are working in areas of numerous snags - unstable trees.

Juneau Lake Fire
Acres:  573
Today's objectives:  A division supervisor is being flown in to join the 20-person crew and gear that were flown into the Juneau Lake area by helicopter yesterday.  Work will continue to contain the fire's edge.

The Alaska Midnight Sun Hotshots and local structure firefighters protecting values along the Sterling Highway were released, reducing personnel from 134 yesterday to 102 personnel today, assigned to the two fires, including three crews, a 14-person module, 3 helicopter support, 23 team and miscellaneous staff, and one Type 3 helicopter.

Monday, June 22:  Moist marine air mass remains generally over the area, however, there is no precipitation forecast. A few hours of afternoon or evening clearing is possible today before clouds likely move back in by late Monday evening.   High temperature of 67 degrees, with a low relative humidity of 44%.

A burning closure takes effect for all of the Kenai Peninsula beginning Monday.  No open burning or campfires are allowed.
Fire information:, 907-595-1244, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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