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Management of the complex of 17 fires was transferred back to the BLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone on Aug. 3, 2022. The fires showed very little activity or smoke in the past week. All equipment was removed from the field and all firefighting personnel have demobilized. The fires will continue to burn with little anticipated activity until a season-ending weather event.
California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 transferred command of the complex to a Type 4 organization from the BLM Alaska Fire Service on July 27. Prior to the transition, many firefighters were released from the incident; the base camp at the Arctic Circle Campground was deconstructed and re-opened to the public at the end of July; and much of the firefighting tools, supplies, and communications equipment were returned to the Alaska Fire Service Warehouse in Fairbanks.
The Dalton Highway Complex consists of 17 fires east and west of the Dalton Highway corridor from Livengood and Rampart on the south side of the complex to Coldfoot on the north side. Total size: 91,679 acres. Total containment: 57%.
Of the 17 Dalton Highway Complex fires, 7 have been declared contained:
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 01st, 2022 approx. 12:45 PM|
|Location||Half mile to 5 miles off the Dalton Highway and east of Rampart, Alaska|
|Incident Commander||BLM Alaska Fire Service Tanana Fire Management Zone|
|Coordinates||66.876 latitude, -150.522 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||57%|
Timber and grass
Timber vegetation is a mix of black spruce, mixed hardwoods, timber litter, stands of hardwood and mixed conifer, and tundra.
Vegetation in more recently burned areas consists of various grass, brush, and timber reproduction.
Minimal activity was observed throughout the complex for the past several weeks.
Crews completed backhaul tools and equipment. All firefighting resources demobilized from the fire area. The 17 fires will be monitored by air and from the Dalton Highway.