Travel on Sterling Highway Delayed
8/25/19 4:20 PM Sterling Highway OPENThe Sterling Highway is reopen with the use of pilot cars leading one lane of traffic through the Swan Lake Fire area at a time. There active fire along the...
August 25 12:30 pm - Operational Update
The Swan Lake Fire is making a push south of the Sterling Highway, around the west side of Hidden Lake. There is not threat toward Sterling, Kenai Keys or Cooper Landing at this time. A specialized...
Travel Along Sterling Highway is Delayed
Swan Lake Fire Information – Both lanes of traffic between Sterling Highway between MP75 and MP53 are closed due to helicopter operations and for firefighter safety along the highway. This is...
Wildfire Smoke Fact Sheet
When wildfires create smoky conditions, there are things you can do, indoors and out, to reduce your exposure to smoke. Reducing exposure is important for everyone’s health — especially children,...
Sterling Highway Status
Due to the Swan Lake Fire, the Sterling Highway is experiencing intermittent delays. For the most recent highway information, please visit
Travel along Sterling Highway is delayed
Both lanes of traffic on Sterling Highway between MP79 and MP53 are currently closed due to fire suppression activity. The closure is expected to last for several hours on Wednesday afternoon;...
Sterling Highway is Open
The Sterling Highway is open. Pilot cars may be used to escort traffic in alternating directions with flaggers at either end of the affected area between MP53 and MP75. Alaska State Troopers will be...
Swan Lake Fire Community Meetings
A community meeting will be held at the Cooper Landing School (19030 Bean Creek Road, Cooper Landing, AK 99572) on Wednesday (8/21/19) at 6:00 pm, and at the Sterling Community Center (35085 Sterling...
Delays Along Sterling Highway Continue
Both lanes of traffic between Sterling Highway between MP75 and MP53 remain closed. Fire activity and dense smoke impacts are expected to continue for some time. Free camping in the City of Soldotna...