Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hastings Fire Update

Rainy days have helped fire fighters gain ground on containment. The fire is now considered to be 25% contained. We continue to be off and on with showers and cool. It is good to see this fire under control! Over 10 million dollars! Operations are beginning to wind down, daily cost is under one million. Still a bunch of folks working on the fire.

Fire Name: Hastings
Daily Record For: Jun 13, 2011
Status: S/U
Estimated Acres: 23110
Incident Commander: Tom Kurth
Personnel Count: 995
Daily Cost: $860,105.00
Thunder storms, steep terrain and limited access are hampering control efforts. Todays observed fire behavior was only smoldering and creeping.On the northeast flank crews are working to secure the fire`s edge west along Washington Creek. Crews continue to go on direct line construction north of the Chatanika River on the southeast flank. Crews on the west flank continue to build direct line north toward Washington Creek. Equipment and supplies that are no longer needed for the fire are being returned. Crews on the west flank will continue to build and secure line from H-20 north toward Washington Creek. Direct line will be constructed on the south flank north of the Chatanika River. Mop-up will continue on the northeast flank and West along Washington Creek. Crews on the north flank along Washington Creek will hot spot and extinguish areas as located near the fire`s lower extension along the creek bottom. The field delivered S-420 began today.
Fire Year: 2011
Sequence #: 271
Estimated Acres: 23110
AFS Code: F4D8
DOF Code: 111271
Total Cost: $10,738,782.00
Structures Threatened: 1405
Structures Burned: 2
Management Org.: DOF
Office: FAS
Option: FULL
Latitude: 65.0333328
Longitude: -148.3500061
Origin Owner: STA
Discovery Time: May 30, 2011 11:45:11 PM
Initial Behavior: Rank 5
Primary Fuel Type:
Mixed (Hardwoods/Softwoods)
Fire Type: Unknown
Origin Slope: 0-25
Origin Aspect: Unknown
Origin Elevation: 0-500
Township: 002N
Range: 003W
Section: 7
Quarter: SWNW
Meridian: Fairbanks
Updated: Jun 14, 2011

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