Wednesday Afternoon Update: 230 Fire Personnel Currently Staffing The Swan Lake Fire

first_imgFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake Fire is currently estimated at 141,923 acres with over 230 personnel working on the fire on both ground and air support. The community of Cooper Landing and the Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east ofAdkins Road remain in a READY status as of Sunday due to increased fire activity of the Swan Lake Fire. On Wednesday, firefighters will continue constructing control lines in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area on the south side of the Sterling Highway to limit the fire’s spread to the west toward Sterling. The Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 assumed command of the Swan Lake Fire on Wednesday at 7:00am. Incident objectives continue to focus on firefighter and public safety, protecting the communities and infrastructure of Cooper Landing and Sterling, minimize the disruption to traffic along the Sterling Highway, and to protect other values on the landscape. A READY notification is NOT a notice to leave. This notification means that you must be ready for potential evacuation.center_img They will also be implementing structure protection measures for the public use cabins in the Resurrection Trail corridor. Additionally, firefighters will scout opportunities to develop control features on the east side of the fire, south of the highway. Tactical firefighting aircraft will be used to check the fire spread in critical areas throughout the Swan Lake Fire. Crews will scout options for control features on the east side of the fire, south of the highway, and deploy fire hose in this area for future response actions. Firefighters will reestablish contingency lines on the north side of the Sterling Highway west of the Resurrection Trail corridor to use as primary control lines to limit the fire’s spread to the east, on the north side of the highway. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img