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Box 130 McGrath Alaska 99627
McGrath, AK 99627

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Lime Complex Daily Update 6/22/2022

Lime Complex Wildfire
News – 5 days ago

Daily Update

June 22, 2022   9:30 am

The total complex size is 484,720 acres. There are over 229 resources assigned to the various fires, including two Type 1 Hotshot crews, one type 2 Initial Attack Hand crew, four helicopters and various overhead. Structure protection measures continue in and around the identified values at risk in the various fire impacted areas.

There is a high-pressure ridge that is expected to bring temperatures into the lower 80-degree range. Sustained winds are expected to be widespread from southwest region through south central. Expected winds from 12-15 mph will lead to movement along the perimeters of the active fires. Due to this impact of weather, there will be a measurable increase in fire behavior and measurable growth along the active fire perimeters. Communities in the area will likely experience smoke as the wind shifts throughout the day.  

Staffed Fires 
  Pioneer Peak Hotshots are in Lime Village, and they continue to work on the identified control line to utilize as a protection measure for the village. The intent is to tie it in from river to river as good anchor points. Gannett Glacier, a type 2 IA crew, is being brought in to continue the work in the area while Pioneer Peak Hotshots get a few days off.     Helitack and rappelers will continue their work from Tundra and Trout lake to evaluate the values at risk and prepare cabins and outlying structures for the potential for any threat of fire.  
The fire received steady winds with up to 20 mph gusts. Perimeter growth was seen on the southwestern edge and it progressing to natural barriers like riparian areas and areas with little along the Koktuli and Mulchatna rivers. Five mile run with the wind as a driving factor.   
Aghaluk Mountain (#206)
 ~114,502 acres, Lightning start, Point Protection and structure protection are ongoing. The fire remains 51 miles east of Aniak.    No significant fire growth was seen throughout the day and the weather around this fire was moderate. Winema Hotshots and the 5 person helitack module remain on the fire to finish the structure protection plans and test the set up to ensure it works as intended.  
This fire showed active fire movement along the southwest perimeter. An aerial reconnaissance flight was conducted and showed that the fire was progressing towards some of the pre identified values around the pebble mine project.
Unstaffed Fires

Dummy Creek Fire (#247)~ 178 acres
Gagaryah River Fire (#197)~ 34,505 acres, There was active perimeter growth throughout the day. Preparation will start around the lodge that was identified as a value at risk with the movement of the fire.
Maka Creek Fire (#207)~ 1 acre
Stony River Fire (#198) ~ 35,664 acres, Perimeter growth was measured, and values are being assessed for protection measures.
Titnuk Creek Fire (#246)~ 51,745 acres, 
Lime Complex fires under the Black Team management include #188, 189, 190, 193 197, 198, 205, 206, 207, 216, 228, 239, 240, 244, 245, 246, 247 and 273. As threats increase to values at risk, updates on suppression strategy and tactics will be provided. 

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