Burnout Operations Along Sterling Highway
With favorable winds at their backs, firefighters on the Swan Lake Fire began “burnout” operations along a section of the Sterling Highway at about 2:30 p.m. today. Hot shot crews using drip...
Swan Lake Fire - August 26 Update
Travel Delays Remain Likely Along Sterling Highway The status of the Sterling Highway is subject to change at any time. Closure informationis available at 511.alaska.gov, kpoem.com, and on...
South Alaska Smoke Outlook 8/26 - 8/27/2019
Special Statement The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Advisory in effect through Monday afternoon for the Susitna Valley, Kenai Peninsula, and includes the...
Smoke Outlook 8/25 - 8/26
Fire Southcentral Alaska is being impacted by the smoke from multiple wildfires in the surrounding area. A listing of activity for specific fires is available at: https://fire.ak.blm.gov/, AICC...
Swan Lake Fire Update - August 25
A community meeting will be held tonight at the Sterling Community Center at 6:00 pm. On Saturday afternoon, the fire was active approximately 1.5 miles south of the Sterling Highway, within the...
Impacts to Sterling Highway Travel Expected Next Week
Travel on the Sterling Highway between MP 53-71 may be dramatically impacted next week by the Swan Lake Fire. By planning ahead for this and informing the public of the possible traffic delay,...
Swan Lake Fire Update - August 24
A community meeting will be held at the Cooper Landing School on Saturday at 6:00 pm, and at the Sterling Community Center on Sunday at 6:00 pm. Early Friday afternoon, fire activity picked up...
Smoke Outlook for 8/24 - 8/25
Special Statement The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Advisory in effect through Monday afternoon for the Susitna Valley, Kenai Peninsula, and now includes...
Large Growth on Swan Lake Fire as Fire Pushes Southeast
The Swan Lake Fire grew significantly this afternoon after the morning smoke lifted and the sun warmed previously unburned areas south of the Sterling Highway and north of Skilac Lake. Fire near the...
Sterling Highway Now Open
Swan Lake Fire – Travel along the Sterling Highway is now open. Traffic was temporarily closed due to provide for public and firefighting safety while aerial firefighting operations took