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Anaconda Creek Fire

Unit Information

Fairbanks Area Forestry
Fairbanks, AK 99709

This incident is no longer being updated.

7/9/15 Anaconda Creek perimeter mapImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Anaconda Creek Fire was started by lightning on June 20, 2015.

As of July 10, 2015 the Anaconda Creek Fire is unstaffed and will be monitored by Fairbanks Area Forestry. Remaining resources will be released and West Fork will be monitored as well. Additional information can be found about fires state wide at or call (907)356-5511

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 20th, 2015 approx. 11:30 PM
LocationAnaconda: Eight miles north of Chena Hot Springs Road at mile post 27. West Fork: West Fork drainage five miles north of Chena Hot Springs Road at mile post 53.
Incident CommanderKaren Scholl/Abe Davis (T)
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size1,091 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Anaconda: CFFDRS C2, Pure Black Spruce

West Fork: CFFDRS M2, mixed hardwoods with Spruce understory

Significant Events

Anaconda:No observed fire activity today. IR was flown with no heat detected in areas of concern.

West Fork: Minimal interior smoldering.


Planned Actions

Anaconda: Place in monitor status. Monitor by air.

West Fork:Pioneer Peak IHC will remain on the fire to continue securing and mopping up to the degree necessary to make the likelihood of escape low.


This will be the last 209 for this incident posted to inciweb.

Cloud cover and smoke across the fire today.

TFR will be lifted at 20:00 tonight.

Box 51 includes personnel from both fires (Anaconda: 38, West Fork: 22) for a total of 60.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

7/09/15: Maximum temperature of 67 degrees with a low of 43 degrees. Relative humidity values ranged from 93% to 59%. Average wind speed of 4 mph with gusts to 12 mph from the southwest. Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms

7/10/2015: Maximum temperature of 74 degrees with a low of 49 degrees. Minimum relative humidity ranging from 90% to 26%. Average wind speed of 8 mph, gusts of 12 mph from the northeast. Mostly sunny.