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Fire Status
Last Updated
51 mins, 19 secs ago
Fire Start
Saturday, June 25, 2022 8:00 AM AKDT
Incident #
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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Bean Complex Fire

The Bean Complex fires began from lightning between June 19 and June 23. The fires are burning on lands managed by Doyon Ltd., USDI Bureau of Land Management, and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, generally along the Tanana Valley west of Fairbanks extending to the Cosna River. Fire protection is under the Alaska Fire Service.

This complex is comprised of seven fires. The fire numbers and names are:

310 Tanana River
312 Bitzshitini
315 Chitanana
327 Hutlinana
557 Rock
561 Elephant
564 Cosna

All of these fires are in patrol monitor status. Recent rains, lower temperatures, and higher humidity have stopped fire growth.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:00 PM AKDT
West of Fairbanks, some fires up to 130 miles
Incident Commander
BLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone
Incident Description
64.875, -151.641

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Saturday, October 1, 2022 12:00 AM AKDT
Fuels Involved
Timber fuels are a mix of Black Spruce, mixed hardwoods, timber litter, and stands of hardwood and conifer mixed. Fuels in more recently burned areas consists of various grass, brush, and timber reproduction. High relative humidity and precipitation is raising and maintaining high fuel moistures and reducing spread potential.
Significant Events
Fire behavior remains smoldering. Subsurface hot spots remain scattered all across the complex and will likely continue to smolder deep in the duff layers, until enough rain has fallen to completely extinguish the fire. Nightly humidity recovery will assist in keeping fire behavior at a minimum. Threat to values is not expected.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
310 (Tanana River): Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

312 (Bitzshitini): Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

315: (Chitanana): Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

327 (Hutlinana): Contained and controlled (7/21/22). Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

557 (Rock): Contained and controlled (7/18/22). Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

561 (Elephant): Contained and controlled(7/18/22).Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

564 (Cosna Bluff): Controlled and out(8/18/22). Unstaffed and being monitored by air resources.

582 (Manley Dump): Contained and controlled (7/21/22).
Projected Incident Activity
24 hours: Precipitation and high humidities will extend the drying time for fuels. Minimal fire behavior expected as fuel accumulations continue to consume and smolder.

48 hours: Southwest flow will bring below normal temperatures and increased humidity. Fire behavior will remain very low as fire danger indexes have moderated from previous extreme conditions. No predicted growth or activity expected. Smoldering will continue until enough precipitation has occurred to extinguish the isolated heat.
Cause of all fires comprising the Complex is lightning.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
A series of low pressure systems located in the Bering Sea will continue to enter the complex area. This pattern will continually bring South/Southwest flow which is associated with cool temperatures and increased chances of moisture.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2022.bean@firenet.gov
Phone: 907-356-5511
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Fire Unit Information
Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone
Bureau of Land Management
Fort Wainwright, AK 99703