Cool temperatures and rain contribute to fire suppression efforts on the Montana Creek Fire

  • Source: Alaska Wildland Fire Information
  • Published: 07/08/2024 12:00 AM

Containment increases to 84% on the Montana Creek Fire, which is located 16 miles south of Talkeetna. The cool, wet weather pattern brought widespread precipitation over the area aiding firefighters with their suppression efforts. Crews remain engaged and will utilize the cooling trend to continue mopping up. Remaining crews will maintain operational readiness to provide Initial Attack and support for new incidents. The fire is located in a critical Protection Area in the wildland urban interface, prompting multi-agency resource response. One hundred six personnel are assigned to the incident including resources from BIA, BLM, State and USFS, and local personnel from the Mat-Su Borough. As of 8:00 AM on Friday July 05, the Mat-Su Valley joined the rest of Alaska by lifting its burn suspension.


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