Chugach National Forest resumes management of Stetson Creek & Juneau Lake fires

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  • Jean Goad 907-595-1244
  • Morgan Warthin 907-743-9444 starting June 29
     

Cooper Landing – Two wildfires that started June 16, 2015 within 45 minutes of each other, and have been managed by the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 since June 19, are back under management of the Chugach National Forest.

The Stetson Creek Fire is 90 percent contained and activity as of June 27 included creeping fire and smoldering. Minimal fire spread projected in the next 24 hours due to weather and suppression tactics. A total of 34 personnel remain assigned, including the Bitteroot Type 2 IA and Chugach crews. The lightning-caused fire burned 212 acres. It started at 6:23 p.m.

The Juneau Lake Fire is 80 percent contained. It also was observed to be creeping and smoldering; minimal fire growth is projected for the next 24 hours and is being monitored and patrolled. Also lightning-caused, the fire burned 580 acres.
For information about the fires, visit www.fs.usda.gov/chugach. Information is also provided at inciweb.nwcg.gov, www.akfireinfo.com and kpboem.blogspot.com.

For pictures of the fires on Flickr click here.

For further information please call 907.743.9500
 





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