Temperature moderation expected today provides opportunities within the Lime Complex to bolster defenses and stay ahead of growing fires – Alaska Wildland Fire Information

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July 02, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Aerial observation flight showing the impacts of southeasterly winds over the #240 fire pushing dangerous smoke into Kuskokwim River communities
Photo Credit: Air Attack Supervisor Bryan Rosenow/Alaska IMT

The Lime complex consists of eight manned fires and ten unmanned fires. The total size of the combined fires is 765,691 acres and 191 resources are assigned to the complex. Each of these fires was caused by lightning. All unmanned fires are monitored for growth and potential threats to identified values.

Strong points: Structure protection measures continue to be deployed and firefighters implement pre-planned defensive actions as necessary for values ​​at risk. Temperatures and relative humidity values ​​will moderate today and tomorrow with a slight chance of rain. Expect fire activity to moderate as well, providing an opportunity to bolster defenses, expand recognition of additional values ​​at risk, and stay ahead of any future fire growth.

Time: Some moisture was seen above the fires in the southwestern part of the planning area yesterday. This front will gradually move eastward today, bringing a chance of rain in the eastern fires as well as increased cloud cover. Winds will remain south and southeast 8-10 mph and temperatures will decrease with highs in the 60s.

Fires with personnel in the complex

North Point Protection Group consists of the South Lime Lake Fire (#190) / Swift River Fire (#228), Door Mountain Fire (#244), Door Creek Fire (#273), and Hook Creek Fire (#188) – 187,199 acres combined. Cleanup of defensive fire operations completed earlier this week to protect structures north of the #228 fire will be completed today. Remaining personnel and equipment will be withdrawn and reassigned. Six Fire Boss aircraft supported crews with water drops on the Door Mountain Fire yesterday and will continue this morning. Firefighters in the Lyman and Lime Village areas, as well as near Stony River, Trout Lake and Tundra Lake continue to reinforce lines of control and improve structural protection measures, implementing pre-planned defensive actions when values ​​are threatened.

Pike Creek (#239)/Koktuli River (#240) – 271,117 acres combined, whirlwind start. The fire is 35 miles north of Iguigig. Resources remain in place along the Mulchatna River, continuing to protect the site with sprinklers and pipelays. Firefighters secure the edge of the fire if necessary and clean up to protect valuables at risk. Supported by UAS and air assets, crews are extending reconnaissance further north and south to identify and prepare to protect additional assets at risk.

Mount Aghaluk (#206) – 115,620 acres, lightning start, point protection and structure protection are in progress. The light remains 51 miles east of Aniak. Resources from this fire continue to provide support to Fire #228 as well as planning for future threats to the area.

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place in the southern part of the planning area near Lake Iliamna. Aerial water drops and logistical air support remain active in this area when smoke and weather conditions permit safe flight. Fire Boss aircraft work from Lake Iliamna, along with helicopters and other aircraft providing support to ground firefighting assets. Please avoid this airspace for the safety of the public and firefighters.

July 2 Public Information Card
Fires without personnel

Dummy Creek Fire (#247) ~179 acres; Cabin Creek Fire (#193) ~74 acres; Gagaryah River Fire (#197) ~37,951 acres; Fire Kiknik (245) ~45,734 acres; Maka Creek Fire (#207) ~ 1 acre; Nushagak River Fire (#189) ~10 acres; Stony River Fire (#198) ~38,738 acres; Telaquana River Fire (#216) ~7,791 acres; Titnuk Creek Fire (#246) ~53,291 acres; High Talarik (#205) ~7,986 acres

Information about the fire: Phone: (907) 290-2699 | Email: [email protected] | Facebook: facebook.com/AK.Forestry/ | Website: www.akfireinfo.com | Twitter: @AKforestry

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Categories: Active Wildfire, AK Fire Info, Alaska DNR – Division of Forestry (DOF)

Tags: 2022 Alaska Fire Season, Alaska Division of Forestry, BLM Alaska Fire Service, 2022 Fire Season, Lime Complex

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