Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, August 18, 2022 9:33:22 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2022-AKFAS-211346
FWAC Incident ID
257251
Incident Name
Clear Fire
Last Updated
Friday, July 22, 2022 3:00 PM PDT
(3 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:05 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
Alaska
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
35 miles NNW of Healy, AK
Responsible Agency
Alaska Division of Forestry
Responsible Fire Unit
Fairbanks Area
Fuels
Mixed (Hardwoods/Softwoods)
Notes
The winds have continued to dry the upper layer of the fuels profile. This drying has not provided more than a slight increase in fire behavior in the short duration. With cooler conditions, smoldering and creeping will be the predominant fire behavior across the area.
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Clear Fire has been transitioned to the home unit. Local resources will continue to backhaul equipment, mop-up and complete suppression repair work. Daily Updates will no longer take place unless significant activity occurs. For more information on fires in Alaska, visit akfireinfo.com or the Alaska DNR - Division of Forestry & Fire Protection - DOF Facebook page.

The Clear Fire was discovered on June 21, 2022 and is located 10 miles northwest of the City of Anderson, along the Teklanika River.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Tuesday June 21st, 2022 approx. 05:00 PM
Location
10 mi NW from City of Anderson along the Teklanika River
Incident Commander
IC Zane Brown - Type 3 Organization
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
64.405, -149.506
Total Personnel
140
Size (Acres)
72,191
Containment
77%
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday July 30th, 2022 approx. 08:00 AM
Fuels Involved
The fire area is primarily composed of open and closed canopy black spruce, mixed hardwood with conifers, pure hardwood, and tundra stands. Various fire scars surround the fire area including the Minto Flats (2009) to the north, Bear Creek (2012) to the south, Kobe Ag (2015), and Kobe (2019). Indices have been tracking above normal for the year however, a pattern of moisture and cooler temps has occurred over the past several days.
Planned Actions
Incident Contact
AICC Joint Information Center
Email: akacc@firenet.gov
Phone: 907-356-5511
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
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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