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Friday, June 26, 2015

06/26/15 9:00 pm Stetson Creek Juneau Lake fires: Evening Update

Stetson Creek Fire
Acres: 212
Containment: 80%

Today's objectives: Crews are mopping up, inventorying hose and
working with the Chugach National Forest to determine what will remain
on site after management of the fire is turned back to the Forest on
Sunday. InciWeb

Juneau Lake Fire
Acres: 580
Containment: 80%

Today's objectives: Crews, equipment and gear were removed from the
fire. Management of the fire will be turned over to the Chugach
National Forest on Sunday. InciWeb

Resources 114 personnel are on the fires today. Assigned to the two
fires are two 20-person crews, an 18-person module, 3 helicopter
support, 18 team and 15 miscellaneous and overhead staff, and one type
3 helicopter.

Injuries One firefighter sustained minor injuries due to an encounter
with a bear. He received treatment for animal bites.

Weather Friday, June 26: This evening, cloudy skies dominate and
rain is likely with lows around 47F, Rh of 90%, and southeast winds
8-11 mph and gusts to 17mph.

Closures Burning closures are in effect for all of the Kenai
Peninsula. No open burning or campfires are allowed.

Campground/Cabin Status: Cooper Creek South campground reopened
today. Tomorrow, Saturday, June 27, three of four Juneau Lake
recreational use cabins reopen: Romig, Trout Lake and Swan. The
Juneau Lake cabin remains closed for monitoring needs until adequate
rain falls in the area.

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