Aug. 19, 2015 update:
There will be no more updates unless there is significant activity to report.
The fires covered on this page reflect several fires burning in Southwest Alaska. For additional information on these and other fires currently burning in Alaska please go to any of these web sites.
SOUTHWEST AREA FIRES:
All of the fires in the complex will continue to be monitored by air reconnaissance.
ANIAK COMPLEX: The Aniak Complex is comprised of 4 incidents at this time: Whitefish Lake #1 (229); Ophir Creek (596); North Aniak (547); Mission Creek (546) .
The combined acreage is 156,783.
White Fish Lake 1 (229). 67,778 acres:
A single interior smoke was visible on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
The fire was declared contained and controlled on Monday, Aug. 10.
Fire weakened white spruce along rivers pose a risk to the firefighters and public in the area. The extreme drying of subsurface fuels during the spring and early summer has allowed the fire to burn very deep in some areas and ash pits are a potential hazard.
The fire fire was flown Wednesday, Aug. 5, and no smokes were observed. The fire will continue to be monitored.
North Aniak Fire (547), 55,706 acres:
As of Wednesday, Aug. 5, there has not been any visible smoke in the area for several days. The fire will continue to be monitored by air.
Ophir Creek Fire (596), 30,929 acres:
Some smoldering pockets of heat were observed Friday, Aug. 7, near the southeastern perimeter and the interior of Ophir Creek. The fire will continue to be monitored by air.
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