The Stuart Creek 2 fire began on June 19th, within the military artillery impact area, 25 miles east of North Pole, Alaska. The 87,064-acre fire is 71 percent contained. Unexploded ordnance in the impact area limited access and prevented containment on the southeast flank of the fire. Unburned pockets of fuel within the interior also continue to burn.
Burnout operations along various roads in the southeastern corner of the fire were successful in limiting the spread of the fire in the impact area. In addition, fire managers worked closely with the military to facilitate an international, aerial military exercise that required the use of assets in that area.
Management objectives to secure the northern perimeter along the Chena River near the communities of Pleasant Valley, and Two Rivers have been met.
Chena River State Recreation Area: All backcountry areas are now open, including Granite Tors, Mastodon, Mist, and South Fork.
Temporary Flight Restriction: Remains in place over the entire fire perimeter
Fire Information: 907-356-5511
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 19th, 2013 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||25 miles E of North Pole, AK|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||71%|
2 Timber (grass and understory)
Timber, grass and understory. Mixed hardwoods and Black Spruce.