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Work Continues on Stuart Creek 2 Fire


Crews are still hard at work on the Stuart Creek 2 Fire.  They are focusing their efforts on the completion of containment line on the northeast corner of the fire perimeter.  The 85,475-acre fire is now 65 percent contained.   There are nearly 400 people working on the fire.

With the southern and western perimeter of the fire secured, fire managers are monitoring those areas with aerial surveillance and the use of infrared technology to check for hot spots. A forecast for warm, dry weather through the weekend will help firefighters find any hotspots still smoldering.

Yesterday fire managers conducted a public meeting at the Pleasant Valley Community Center to update local residents on the status of fire suppression and fireline rehabilitation efforts.  The meeting was well attended and appreciated by members of the community.

With warmer and dryer weather forecast for this weekend, residents and recreationists are urged to be careful with fire.  As suppression efforts continue on the Stuart Creek fire we do not want new fires to distract our firefighters.  

Information Survey:  The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is conducting a brief survey to learn which methods of communicating fire information are most effective.  To participate please visit SurveyMonkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stuartcreekfire

Fire Information:  The Incident Command Post is located at the North Pole Elementary School. The public is welcome to visit or call for information about the fire.  For a statewide perspective on the current fire situation visit the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center website at http://fire.ak.blm.gov or call Fire Information at (907) 356-5511.


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