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Swan Lake Fire

Unit Information

Kenai-Kodiak Area
42499 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669

Chain of Events on the Sterling Highway, August 25

Swan Lake Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 9/1/2019

Last Sunday night the Sterling Highway was closed after fire activity picked up near the road. As the highway was being cleared of remaining traffic, some travelers passed through an area where there was very active fire and heavy smoke. After accounts of this spread on social media, many people appropriately asked how this chain of events unfolded. Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 has prepared this explanation.