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Moon Lake Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/29/2013

Approximate Location

63.433 latitude, -143.699 longitude

Incident Overview

Alaska's fire season is now transitioning into Fall, with shorter days, rain showers and cooler temperatures observed throughout the State. The Moon Lake complex, comprised of 5 fires near Tok, are no longer a current threat to life and property. All fire personnel have been demobilized and the fire has bee turned back over to the home unit for monitoring. No further updates will be made to this page. If you have any questions concerning these fires or other fires in the Tok area please contact Tok Area Forestry.

The Alaska Division of Forestry in Tok has cancelled the burn suspension and permit holders may now burn outdoor brush piles with safety conditions outlined on their permit. This is the final fire update unless fire conditions warrant a continuation of suppression response.

FIRES SUMMARY

The total acreage burned for all fires in the complex is 76,848 acres.

The Tetlin Junction Ridge Fire 18 miles East of Tok burned 20,749 acres.The Moon Lake Fire located 24 miles West of Tok burned 26,117 acres.The Billy Creek Fire burned 13,383 acres.The Ladue Fork Fire burned 7,966 acres.The Big Timber Creek Fire burned 8,633 acres.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 25th, 2013 approx. 08:30 PM
LocationTok area
Incident CommanderLarry Mark Sr.

Current Situation

Size76,548 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained50%
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter, White and Black Spruce, heavy blow-down

Significant Events

With the rainfall received and the expectation for additional precipitation over the fire midweek the demobilization of excess resources is underway.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Demob will be complete on August 22nd and the fire will be handed back over to the area on the 23rd.

Projected Incident Activity

Medium

Remarks

The fire is being monitored by Tok Area forestry.

Moon Lake: 26,117 acres -50% contained

Tetlin Jct Ridge: 20,749 acres - 15% contained

Billy Creek: 13,383 acres - 0% contained

Ladue Fork: 7,966 acres - 0% contained

Big Timber Creek: 8,633 acres - 0% contained

Dennison Fork: 36 acres - out

Unit Information

Tok Area Forestry
PO BOX 10
Tok, AK 99780

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