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Unit Information

3700 Airport Way 
Fairbanks, 
Alaska 
99709 
3700 Airport Way 
Fairbanks, 
Alaska 
99709 

Incident Contacts

  • Clear Fire Information Desk
    Email:
    2022.clear@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    907-290-2921
    Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8:30AM-5:30PM
  • Evacuation Sheltering Information
    Phone:
    907-683-1330
    Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8:30AM-5:30PM
  • AICC Joint Information Center
    Email:
    akacc@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    907-356-5511
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

July 26th Update for the Clear Fire

Clear Fire
News - 07/26/2022

 

Size: 72,185 acres                                                                              Location: 6 miles west of Anderson, Alaska
Completion: 73%                                                                              Personnel: 351
Start Date: June 21, 2022                                                                  Cause: Natural, Lightning
Fuels: A mix of tundra, brush, hardwood, and black spruce                                Summary: High winds with gusts measuring up to 43 mph moved over the fire area yesterday. The winds created hazardous conditions for firefighters, blowing down numerous trees across the fire and grounding helicopters. There was no fire growth despite several days of warmer temperatures and Chinook winds that led up to yesterday’s extreme weather over the fire area. Fire activity increased in island timber pockets, and smoke was visible across the interior of the fire perimeter. Control lines held around the fire's edge, and the fire did not increase in size. Rainfall over the fire last night ranged from .28” to .58”. The moisture will greatly reduce fire behavior.   Weather: It will be cloudy and cool today with a high of 57F, relative humidity at 50%, winds from the southwest at 10-12 mph and gusts to 18 mph. Tonight will hit a low of 45F, southwest winds at 9-11 mph, and possibly additional rain.   Operations: Winds slowed firefighter's progress on the southern perimeter. A hot shot crew will extend and improve the fireline in this area today.   Fire suppression repair will continue today on the east perimeter, and firefighters will patrol and mop up along control lines and around structures today.   Aerial patrol will resume over the west and north side of the fire, and equipment and personnel will demobilize as the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team prepares to turn the fire over to a Type III organization later in the week.   A Temporary Flight Restriction remains in place over the fire area. All non-mission aircraft and drones must avoid the area outlined in the TFR for the safety of aircraft supporting the Clear Fire and firefighters on the ground. Information on the TFR is posted at https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_6281.html.   Sheltering & Evacuations: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330, visit denaliborough.org or follow www.facebook.com/denali.borough Fire Loss & Suppression Repair: Contact the Denali Borough at (907) 683-1330 Other Fire Information: Alaska Fire Information, (907) 356-5511; akfireinfo.com, and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AK.Forestry and www.facebook.com/BLMAFS