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Swan Lake Fire

Unit Information

Kenai-Kodiak Area
42499 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669

Announcements — Swan Lake Fire

Smoke likely to settle along highway overnight and early morning Released: 8/21/2019
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Air Quality has issued an Air Quality Advisory that includes the Kenai Peninsula due to wildfire smoke from the Swan Lake fire. ...
Sterling Highway Open Released: 8/20/2019
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 – One lane of Sterling Highway to reopen at 10:00 am Released: 8/20/2019
One lane of the Sterling Highway will be reopened at 10:00 am this morning. Pilot cars will be escorting traffic in alternating directions with flaggers at either end of the affected area between...
Swan Lake Fire – Delays Along Sterling Highway Continue Released: 8/20/2019
Both lanes of traffic between Adkins Road (MP77) and the intersection of Resurrection Pass Trail at the Sterling Highway (MP53) remain halted. Fire activity and the related smoke impacts are expected...
Swan Lake Fire - Expect Delays Along Sterling Highway Released: 8/19/2019
The Swan Lake Fire is backing north of Skilak Lake Road towards the Sterling Highway. Both lanes of traffic are currently stopped due to the fire behavior at MP72. Firefighters expect smoke from the...
Temporary Flight Restriction in place around Swan Lake Fire Released: 8/19/2019
Pilots and Drone Operators are responsible for knowing where they are permitted to operate. When pilots don't pay attention, it can cause serious impacts to firefighter safety. A Temporary Flight...
The Sterling Highway will reopen at 12:00 pm today (8/19/2019) Released: 8/19/2019
The Sterling Highway will reopen at 12:00 pm today (8/19/2019). Traffic will be allowed to pass in both directions; however due to the ongoing fire activity, no stopping along the highway will be...
Skyline and Fuller Lakes Trails Now Open Released: 8/1/2019
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has reopened two popular trails today (8/1) after closing them for public safety and fire operations last month. Recreational visitors are encouraged to use caution...
Kenai NWR Opens More Campgrounds along Sterling Highway Released: 8/1/2019
Sterling, AK - The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge opened campgrounds and other facilities that were previously closed and used by firefighters in their efforts on the Swan Lake Fire. Watson,...
Resurrection Trail Now Open - Chugach NF Lifts Area Closure Order Released: 7/31/2019
The Chugach National Forest has terminated the area closure order that included the Resurrection Trail as well as cabins along the trail. Although the trail and the majority cabins are open, one...