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Swan Lake Fire

Unit Information

Kenai-Kodiak Area
42499 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669

News Releases — Swan Lake Fire

Daily Update for August 17 Released: 8/17/2019
A cold front moving in from the north is bringing very dry, gusty northwest wind which is pushing smoke into Cooper Landing and the Kenai River corridor. These dry, windy conditions further dried out...
Sklyine and Fuller Lakes Trails are Closed Released: 8/16/2019
Anticipating high winds and sunny skies this weekend over the Swan Lake Fire, Fuller Lakes and Skyline Trails have been closed on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reduce the risk to public...
Daily Fire Update for August 16 Released: 8/16/2019
A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the fire area from 4pm today through Saturday evening for hot, dry, and windy conditions. A Fire Weather Watch is an alert to firefighters and land managers...
Swan Lake Fire Update for August 15 Released: 8/15/2019
SUMMARY: There was little activity on the fire yesterday as cloud cover and a shorter burn period once again moderated fire behavior. Seeding operations to prevent erosion and mitigate the threat of...
Swan Lake Fire Update for August 13 Released: 8/13/2019
SUMMARY: The 11 miles of dozer line constructed to control the spread of the fire north of the Sterling Highway have been repaired and reseeding operations began yesterday. Fire personnel are...
Eastern Area Incident Commander Brain Pisarek says Thank You Released: 7/30/2019
Farewell video from the Eastern Area Incident Management Teamhe Eastern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team will transfer command of the Swan Lake Fire to a smaller local IMT on Wednesday July 31....
Swan Lake Fire Update July 30 - FINAL UPDATE Released: 7/30/2019
This will be the final update for the Swan Lake Fire unless significant activity occurs. For further area, trail, and campground information, please call the office or visit the website for each...
Swan Lake Fire Update July 29 Released: 7/29/2019
Warm, Dry Weather Forecasted; Helicopters to assist Backhaul Missions Sterling, AK - Significant rainfall over the past five days has saturated the upper layers of duff on the forest floor. The...
Swan Lake Fire Update, July 28 Released: 7/28/2019
CURRENT SITUATION: Fire growth has been limited to creeping and smoldering within the fire perimeter for six days. Significant rain over the past 48 hours has resulted in little smoke and better air...
Swan Lake Fire Update, July 27 Released: 7/27/2019
YESTERDAY: More rain fell on the Swan Lake Fire on Friday, making it unlikely that the fire will exhibit any growth soon. Little smoke was visible from Sterling Highway as burning logs and other...