3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday June 14th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM|
|Location||18 miles north of Fairbanks|
|Coordinates||65.14 latitude, -147.604 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
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.