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There are many fuels and fire-related projects that occur in the national parks. Current fires is a source for up-to-date information on prescribed fires, wildfires, and hazard fuels reduction projects.
- Windy Peak
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
Fire/Project Started: 08/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/31/2013
- 2013 August Lightning
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Fire/Project Started: 08/22/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/26/2013
- Snake Fire
Yellowstone National Park, ID,MT,WY
Fire/Project Started: 08/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/06/2013
- Forbidden Fire
Yosemite National Park, CA
Fire/Project Started: 05/21/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/17/2013
- White Fire
Wupatki National Monument, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 07/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/05/2013
- Halfway Fire
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 06/19/2013
Last Report Posted: 06/20/2013
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Debris Pile Burn
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, AK
Fire/Project Started: 04/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 05/03/2013
- Bow Creek Pile Burn
Missouri National Recreational River, SD
Fire/Project Started: 02/25/2013
Last Report Posted: 03/01/2013
- Red Cedar Reduction
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK
Fire/Project Started: 02/01/2013
Last Report Posted: 02/25/2013
- Fern Lake Fire
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Fire/Project Started: 10/09/2012
Last Report Posted: 12/14/2012
Beaver Log Lakes Fire
Denali National Park & Preserve, AK
Wildfire Started on or about 06/22/2013
Status as of 06/30/2013
This fire has been 100% contained Cause Natural
Location 7 miles northeast of Lake Minchumina (AK)
Resources Committed A Type 3 interagency incident management team based at Lake Minchumina will manage this fire in conjuction with the Moving River Fire and the Dead Fish Lake Fire. Three interagency hotshot crews are also assigned to the fire.
Estimated Containment Date weather or season ending event
The park is open. There are no closures or restrictions due to the fire.
Updates on Fire
The fire area received no precipitation. Indirect line was completed near Jim lake and structures around Lake Minchumina continue to be assesed. 11 smokejumpers were demobed. The fire is getting close to Lake Minchumina and Tanana Zone so there is a plan for firefighters to do burn out operation today.
The Beaver Log Lakes Fire was ignited on June 22 and has recently burned into Denali NP&P from the northeast.
Last 24-hour Activity
Overcast skies and higher relative humidity caused the fire to spread by creeping with isolated torching. The fire received no precipitation.
An indirect line was completed near Jim Lake and structures around Lake Minchumina continue to be assesed. Firefighters will prepare for burnout operations this weekend.
Vegetation Affected Black spruce/boreal mixed woods
Air / Smoke Issues
Where there is fire, there is smoke. Due to the current and expected statewide fire activity, anticipate varying levels of smoke. Keep informed of local fire information and air quality reports. Wildfire smoke information is available at http://www.dec.state.ak.us.air/smokemain.htm.
Benefits of the Burn
Fires are a naturally occurring event in the boreal forest. They clean up the forest floor, rejuvenate soils and create rich habitat for wildlife. They also burn in a mosaic like pattern and in so doing reduce the intensity and danger of future fires throughout the area.
Values to be Protected
Structures around Lake Minichumina continue to be assessed and sprinklers set around the structures.
Alaska Fire Service, BLM, Indian Affairs, National Park Service
Additional Information Visit the Incident Website
August 12 map of fires in and around Denali NP | 542 KB | PJPEG
Beaver Log Lakes Fire Updates
June 22, 2013 initial report
June 28, 2013
June 30, 2013
July 1, 2013
July 2, 2013
July 4, 2013
July 11, 2013
July 14, 2013
July 16, 2013
August 2, 2013
August 5, 2013