The Wildfire Log | Red Mountain Fire | AK | 1

CENTRAL YUKON, ALASKA

A wildfire reported by zone aircraft 9VS (BLM) was spotted as a new fire on June 3rd on Red Mountain, caused by lightning.

The fire has burned 52 acres of black spruce and brush.  There is a 60% containment status gained by ground fire personnel, however 40% is still actively burning that includes the perimeter.

J-07, ASM B-5 and Firebosses 241 and 243 responded from Fairbanks, while J-07 deployed eight smokejumbers who began fire suppression efforts that are due to continue throughout the evening.

No assets in the area are currently under threat.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Posted 6/4/2019 @ 2230 PDT