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Tabert Lake Fire shows minimal growth under sunny skies

(Lake Louise, AK) – The east side of the 1,200-acre Tabert Lake fire remained relatively inactive Friday and the fire did not advance past the retardant line, toward Little Louise Lake. When clouds cleared and the fire was exposed to the sun, the most active behavior was on the northwest side. Spruce trees and other vegetation within the perimeter continue to burn, while wetter areas remain unburned.

Incident personnel and the Lake Louise Volunteer Fire Department utilized boats and one engine to further progress on site assessment work around Little Louise, Louise, Susitna, and Tyone lakes. Over 100 assessments were completed yesterday.

A public meeting will be held for the Tabert Lake Fire today, August 17, at the Lake Louise Lodge (mile 16.1 on the Lake Louise Road) at 1:00 p.m.

A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the fire for five nautical miles and 5,000 feet; it does not include the Lake Louise airstrip. The details of the TFR are available at http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.jsp.

Information and photos are posted to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3644/, the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center website http://fire.ak.blm.gov, and the Alaska Division of Forestry Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry. For information, please call 907-356-5511/907-590-4038 or email tabert.lake.fire@gmail.com.

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