Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Haystack
FIRE
927.2
acres
17.1 mi
N of Fairbanks, AK
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
25 mins, 3 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-AKFAS-111196
Fire Start:
Monday, June 14, 2021 7:45 PM PDT
Fuels:
Dead White Spruce
Dispatch Notes:
Fire was flown and no smokes reported. | Contain: 6/27/2021 00:33
Primary Fire Agency

Alaska Division of Forestry — Fairbanks Area

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Haystack Fire

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.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Monday, June 14, 2021 6:45 PM PDT
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

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
907-356-5600
https://fire.ak.blm.gov/