Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:35:01 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-AKFAS-111196
FWAC Incident ID
189177
Incident Name
Haystack Fire
Last Updated
Monday, September 27, 2021 1:00 PM PDT
(3 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Monday, June 14, 2021 7:45 PM PDT
(4 months ago)
State
Alaska
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
17.1 miles N of Fairbanks, AK
Responsible Agency
Alaska Division of Forestry
Responsible Fire Unit
Fairbanks Area
Fuels
Dead White Spruce
Notes
Fire was flown and no smokes reported. | Contain: 6/27/2021 00:33
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

On June 7th, the lightning caused Haystack Fire, located 18 miles north of Fairbanks started  smoldering and eluded detection. After days of warmer weather, it was reported June 14 at 6:45 PM. Air and ground initial attack resources made an aggressive response. The Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team began managing the fire on June 18th. 100% containment was attained at 927 acres on June 26th. The Alaska Team transferred management of the fire in monitor status to Fairbanks Area Forestry at 8 AM on Thursday, July 1.  

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Monday June 14th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM
Location
18 miles north of Fairbanks
Coordinates
65.14, -147.604
Size (Acres)
927
Containment
100%
Fuels Involved
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Black Spruce continues to be the key fuel in the general area. Aspen and Birch, White Spruce, and mixed
forests are more resistant to spread. The new start Sunday burning in old burn scar with heavy dead and down fuels suggests drier conditions through the Tanana Valley itself.
Incident Contact
Tim Mowry
Phone: 907-356-5511
Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Fire Unit Information
Fairbanks Area
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Dispatch Contact
Alaska Interagency Coordination Center | Fort Wainwright, AK
Phone: 907-356-5600
Website: https://fire.ak.blm.gov/
Incident Map

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