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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 27, 2022 Update for the Clear Fire

Clear Fire
News - 07/27/2022

Size: 72,185 acres
Completion: 77%
Location: 6 miles west of Anderson, Alaska
Personnel: 293
Start Date: June 21, 2022
Cause: Natural, Lightning
Fuels: A mix of tundra, brush, hardwood, and black spruce

Summary: Monday’s wind event brought down trees across the fire area. Yesterday, crews cleared trees from roads and re-opened firefighter access routes. Fire managers flew over the fire yesterday morning and confirmed that all fire activity remained inside control lines.
 
Weather: Partly cloudy skies with temperatures reaching 63F, relative humidity 43%, southwest winds at 10 mph transitioning to westerly later in the day at 8 mph, and a 5% chance of wetting rain over the fire. A warming trend will occur over the next couple of days.

Operations: A hotshot crew will work to improve and extend fire lines along the fire's southern edge. Fire suppression repair work will continue, with attention to extinguishing heat hidden inside dozer piles. Suppression repair crews and equipment will continue work to prevent erosion and minimize suppression activity impacts on private property.

Helicopters grounded by yesterday's high winds will return today to remove equipment from areas of the fire where work is complete.
The fire will be patrolled from the air today to detect any undiscovered hot spots.

Fire managers are communicating with an incoming Type 3 organization to prepare for a transfer of command on Friday, July 29th.

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