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Lime Complex Daily Update 7/7/2022
News - 07/07/2022
The Lime Complex consists of four staffed fires and fourteen unstaffed fires. The total size of the combined fires is 785,539 acres, and there are 185 resources assigned to the complex. Each of these fires was caused by lightning. All unstaffed fires are monitored for growth and potential threats to identified values.
Highlights: There was good visibility yesterday, and aviation assets were able to get out and check on the fires across the complex. The bulk of the activity yesterday, in terms of assessments and mopping up, was focused around fire 244 and Lime Village, as well as some of the allotments south of the village. We have not seen much growth on fire 245 and 246 and the other smaller fires around the lower portion of the complex. Crews are continuing to work on allotments around fires 239 and 240.
Weather: A rain-producing front swept across the complex, bringing cloudy skies, high relative humidity, and cooler temperatures with rainfall in the afternoon and overnight hours. A second front is expected to come through today, resulting in similar conditions and minimal fire growth. Light south/southeast winds are expected across the complex, except for the Iliamna region, which could expect gusty winds from a strong low-pressure system near Kodiak Island.
Staffed Fires in the Complex
South Lime Lake Fire (#190)/Swift River Fire (#228), Door Mountain Fire (#244), Door Creek Fire (#273), Hook Creek Fire (#188) and the Aghaluk Mountain (#206) – 321,359 combined acres. Daily flyovers of Fire #206 have observed very little to no fire activity. The bulk of the fire activity the past few days has been on fire 244. Crews continue to secure fire edge and mop up around the defensive burn adjacent to Lime Village. This burning operation effectively removed the vegetation in front of fire 244 so if fire activity picked up and continued towards Lime Village there would be no fuels in which to burn. Crews are preparing defensive actions for allotments to the south and southeast of fire 244 and reinforcing those protection measures already in place.
Pike Creek (#239)/Koktuli River (#240) – 271,863 combined acres. Lightning starts. The fires are 35 miles north of Iguigig. Crews continue to prep and reinforce protection measures on allotments along the western and southern flanks. Fire activity is expected to be minimal today so resources will continue to secure and mop up as needed.
Upper Talarik (#205) ~ 7,986 acres. Lighting start. The fire is 16 miles from Iliamna. Firefighters were inserted into fire 205 on Tuesday and continue to assess and secure fire edge on a finger along the eastern perimeter. The forecasted moisture is expected to assist.
The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the southern portion of the planning area near Lake Iliamna. Aerial water drops, logistical air support, and other aircraft remain active in the area providing support to firefighting resources on the ground. Please avoid this airspace for public and firefighter safety.
Dummy Creek Fire (#247) ~ 179 acres; Cabin Creek Fire (#193) ~ 74 acres; Gagaryah River Fire (#197) ~ 38,087 acres; Kiknik Fire (245) ~ 45,734 acres; Maka Creek Fire (#207) ~ 1 acre; Nushagak River Fire (#189) ~ 10 acres; Stony River Fire (#198) ~ 39,166 acres; Telaquana River Fire (#216) ~ 7,791 acres; Titnuk Creek Fire (#246) ~ 53,291 acres; Upper Talarik (#205) ~ 7,986 acres