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Haystack

Unit Information

Fairbanks Area
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Incident Contact

Tim Mowry
Phone: 907-356-5511
Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Highlighted Activity

06/30/2021 Haystack Fire Update, Wednesday June 30 2021
This is our final update for the Haystack Fire (#196). The fire is 100 percent contained and control objectives have been reached. No hot spots have been identified by infrared flights in the past...
News - 06/30/2021
SunDog behind the Haystack FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

On June 7th, the lightning caused Haystack Fire, located 18 miles north of Fairbanks started  smoldering and eluded detection. After days of warmer weather, it was reported June 14 at 6:45 PM. Air and ground initial attack resources made an aggressive response. The Alaska Type 2 Incident Management Team began managing the fire on June 18th. 100% containment was attained at 927 acres on June 26th. The Alaska Team transferred management of the fire in monitor status to Fairbanks Area Forestry at 8 AM on Thursday, July 1.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginMonday June 14th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM
Location18 miles north of Fairbanks
Coordinates65.14 latitude, -147.604 longitude

Current Situation

Size927 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Black Spruce continues to be the key fuel in the general area. Aspen and Birch, White Spruce, and mixed

forests are more resistant to spread. The new start Sunday burning in old burn scar with heavy dead and down fuels suggests drier conditions through the Tanana Valley itself.